Shui Hsien Oolong is one of the most known oolongs. It is produced in many areas but the most famous one is the sort from Wuyi Mountain, northern Fujian Province, China.
It has dark and curly leaves. Compared with other oolongs, the leaves of Shui Hsien Oolong are much larger. The brewed tea is clear with orange-brown in color. It is most known for the accent of orchids, which may stay in a mouth for a long time aftertaste.
First grade Shui Hsien oolong tea is hand-processed and oxidized to about 40%-60%. As it is fired more than other oolongs, it is a relatively dark oolong with a full body.