Our 7 year Aged Shui Xian is grown on the pristine Mt. Wuyi in Fujian Provence China at 200-470 M in elevation. The plants are 15-40 years old and we have around 3.5 acres of land for this varietal. Like our other offerings this tea is hand harvested and traditionally processed.
What stands our Aged Shui Xian apart from the others is what is known as 岩韵 Yan Yun. This flavor is a special terroir flavor is generally found regionally within higher grade teas. The Yan Yun is more common as well with aged tea as the roast has faded and added a complexity to the taste profile our other offerings do not possess.
With the Aged Shui Xian having a proper processing and a resting period we have found the special terroir flavor is combined well with the smooth easy drinking qualities of the Shui Xian varietal. This aged Shui Xian brings a floral-honey like sweetness mouthfeel to the forefront of enjoyment. The honey like sweetness is noticed within the brews itself and the aroma is left on the tea ware.
For myself, Aged Shui Xian carries a laid back energy that could be described as carefree. How this tea makes me feel is a similar feeling to waking up after a nice nap, refreshed and recharged but peaceful and soft.