Midnight Spring (Lao Cong Shui Xian, 老枞水仙)
Midnight Spring (Lao Cong Shui Xian, 老枞水仙)

Midnight Spring (Lao Cong Shui Xian, 老枞水仙)

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Midnight Spring or "Lao Cong Shui Xian" is made from ancient tea trees which have been hand processed and have gone through several rounds of intensive roasting. It has a refined profile and a distinct smoothness to its body. The heavy roasting it has undergone reveals a cocoa-like aroma and stone fruit flavors. ​​

Tea Profile 

Traditional Name: 老枞水仙 [Pinyin: Lǎo Cōng Shuǐ Xiān; Wade-Giles: lao ts'ung shui hsien] 

Origin: Phoenix Mountains, Guangdong Province, China

Elevation: 800m

Varietal: Shui Xian

Harvesting: Medium-sized leaves from hundred year old trees • May 2020

Processing: Charcoal-roasted thrice

Wet Leaf Aroma: Vinyl • Stone fruit • Tobacco • Molasses

Tea Liquor Color: Amber

Mouthfeel: Rich and smooth

Finish: Mineral • Sweet • Long-lasting

Body Sensation: Calm and relaxed

*Charcoal roasted Wuyi oolongs benefit from a period of resting in order for the flavors to settle and deepen. This vintage batch provides a richer tea experience than fresher-picked Wuyi oolongs.