Zhangping Shuixian 漳平水仙 - Hand-pressed wulong tea
Among the many different kinds of wulong teas, Zhangping Shuixian is one of the most remarkable, and the only traditionally pressed wulong in China.
To make this beautiful square-shaped tea, pickers select only the strongest leaves from Shuixian cultivar, which are able to withstand the pressing process. After picking, the leaves are shaken in bamboo baskets to activate a light oxidation that turns the tips red and gives a traditional floral aroma. The leaves are then pressed using a wooden utensil that shapes them into a square, tightly wrapped in a candid paper sheet.
During the infusion, the tightly rolled leaves are put together in the teapot, without breaking the shape. After touching boiling water, the leaves start to open like a blooming flower, releasing the most intense and inebriating floral bouquet.
The air is immediately filled with a floral fragrance that ranges from elegant orchids to narcissus, magnolia, and gardenia. The aroma has great elegance and surprising sweetness, creamy, and long-lasting.
Our Zhangping Shuixian is selected by golden medal awarded tea master Tong Shaoming 童哨明.
Origin: Zhangping, Fujian province
Flush: Spring 2022
Format: small box containing 6 pieces of 10 gr. each, for a total of 60 gr.
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 square-shaped piece for each teapot (measuring about 100-250 ml)
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a one or two washings in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 20-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 85-100° C
Number of brews: 10-12
Tea/Water Ratio: 1 square-shaped piece for each teapot (measuring max. 1 liter)
Water Temperature: 85-100°C
Brewing time: 3-4 minutes
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.
Note: the following parameters are an indication of our suggested brewing methods according to our own personal preferences and the feedbacks we received from the many tea enthusiasts that have loved this tea. However, our most sincere suggestion is to allow your senses to teach you the brewing way that best works for you: for any support, feel free to contact us and we'll recommend personalized brewing instructions to follow your preferences and make the best out of your leaves and teaware.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
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For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Rest of the World
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
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Wonderful fragrant wiling
The creaminess of this tea blowed me away. Such a comforting experience, and presented in a beautiful little package.
This tea went far beyond my expectations: the floral note is persistent but not prominent, and the leaves unleash a pleasant creaminess. Despite being long-lasting (I counted 10 infusions and stopped before the leaves lost their fragrance), it is very enjoyable in the long run. Definitely a "must have" in every tea lovers' collection.