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Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 

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About Shui Hsien Oolong

Loose-leaf oolong with dark purple-olive wrinkly, wholly-intact leavesLoose-leaf Fujian Rain (Shui Xien Oolong) From Adagio Teas, Photo © Rebecca Siegel, CC BY 2.0.
Shui hsien(水仙), also spelled shui xian, usually translated water sprite or water fairy, but also meaning narcissus, is a style of oolong tea originating in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian province, China.

The shui hsien produced in Wuyi can be among the darkest of the Wuyi oolongs. Zhangping, however, in southern Fujian also produces greener (less oxidized) shui hsien.

Shui hsien, like the other Wuyi oolongs, is often brewed in the Gong Fu style, using multiple brief infusions. Shui is sometimes aged for as long as decades.


Best Shui Hsien Oolong

The notion of the "best" Shui Hsien Oolong is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

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Picture of Old Tree Shui Hsian

Old Tree Shui Hsian

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of ZO15: 'Wu Yi' Water Fairy Oolong

ZO15: 'Wu Yi' Water Fairy Oolong

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Shui Xian Oolong Tea

Shui Xian Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of Hand-Processed Wuyi Shui Xian Grade I

Hand-Processed Wuyi Shui Xian Grade I

Brand:Life in Teacup
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of ZO79: Zhang Ping Shui Hsian Oolong

ZO79: Zhang Ping Shui Hsian Oolong

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Zhangping, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Compressed
1 Rating

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