Bright, raw honey with a big floral aroma under the wave, a pleasant surprise that is. Phoenix Shui Xian is usually made of old trees that floralness is not the main characteristics as Dan Cong, but the super old aged trees contain deep and rich flavors and energies that are very desirable to the seasoned tea drinkers. This shui xian old tree is over 200 years old, still standing proud between heaven and earth, soaking in the sun, producing rich essences in each leaf. We are fortunate to be able to take what it provides, the truly best of what nature has to offer! Drinking in wisdoms of this ancient beast!
Recommended water for this tea: very good quality filtered water, ie reverse osmosis filtered water. Spring water suppresses the fragrance quite a bit. Tap water is prohibited!