A masculine Phoenix oolong! Strong energy that comes with strong mineral woody flavors, backed with floral aftertaste. Hai Di Lao Zhen is a well known varietal for its rarity, as difficult as to search for a needle in an ocean!
Recommended water for all teas: very good quality filtered water, ie reverse osmosis filtered water. Spring water suppresses the fragrance quite a bit. Tap water is prohibited! Avoid tap water.