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Zhang Ping Shui Xian (10g sachet) 漳平水仙

Zhang Ping Shui Xian (10g sachet) 漳平水仙

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Price per gram: $5.00

Quantity in Stock:189

Product Code: R-OA703

This light oxidation oolong comes to us from Zhang Ping, just outside of Anxi county.  This unusual paper-wrapped oolong claims to be the original low-oxidation oolong style.  It is produced by taking a single serving (~7 grams) of Shui Xian cultivar leaves and wrapping them in paper, then pressing them in a special wooden mold.  The mass of leaves oxidizes unevenly due to the low-oxygen drying conditions, resulting in a mass of mottled red-and-green leaves with a complex fragrance.  It is very similar to the Taiwanese Baozhong style oolongs, to which it is related - Bao Zhong 包種 means “wrapped kind”.  The resulting tea dries into a loose round pillow, and unwrapping it before consumption has become a ceremonial aspect of its presentation. Floral and fruity, this oolong is similar in character to other oolongs from the Anxi region though carries a unique hint of melon in its after-fragrance.

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