Fenghuang Shuixian, a delicious and rare oolong tea, is widely regarded for its intense peach and spice flavor. A high point of Mikes trips to China is visiting the artisans high above the city of Fenghuang. He enjoys seeing how they transform the big leaves into twists of brown oolong, with hints of russet. Even more, he loves drinking it!
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This is made in one of the most southern tea regions in China. It is the pride of Guangdong Province. Made high in the Fenghuang Mountains above the ancient temple city of Chaozhou, it is this tea that the tiny clay tea pots are used with in the Chaozhou tea brewing style.
These leaves are dark brown and twisted into long thin pieces.
The stone fruit aroma is of fresh peach nectar.
This a medium bodied oolong.
The flavors of the Milan variety of this tea are of fresh peach nectar and it almost fizzes like a Bellini.