Beidouyan Shui Xian

This Shui Xian from the 'big dipper cliff' within Zheng Yan, soil mineral-rich and the most renowned terroir in Wuyishan, offers a smooth body in which subtle flavors can twinkle into focus: the pinprick of lemony acidity, a metallic tang of iron, a velvety glimmer of cherry wood. The noticeable roasting takes a backseat to the even texture and clean taste, which remains consistent across several infusions, making for a yan cha right in the middle ground. The connoisseur will enjoy the astronomer's pleasure in discovering, amongst familiar stars, constellations uncharted.
  • ORIGIN:  Beidouyan, Wuyishan, Nanping, Fujian, China
  • MEANING:  Beidouyan water sprite (bei dou yan shui xian)
  • CULTIVAR:  Shui Xian
  • HARVEST TIME:  May 2021
  • TASTE:  Cherry wood, iron, lemon peel


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 4 infusions: 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.