Old traditional Hong Kong tea shops classify their old Shui Hsien oolong as Tie Lo Han. Mr Yeo of Fukien Tea told me that they had been selling such old shui hsien for 3 generations.
Traditional oolongs sold in Hong Kong are very highly roasted and this tea is no exception. Although this tea is more than 15 years old, you can actually taste the ‘high roast’ flavor. The aroma and taste of this tea is strong but well balanced by a rounded smoothness due to the age or the tea. You will only find the mildest hint of sweetness only after a few minutes of drinking a cup of this tea. Nice sweaty sensation.
This tea serves an important reference point for oolong tea drinkers in understanding and appreciating highly roasted oolongs. This tea is very well kept and you can observed from the pictures that the tea is very clean and well stored. Tea leaves are plump and shiny.
A packet of this tea holds one ‘liang’ or about 37.5g of tea This is an old weight measurement used by the older Chinese community. Each packet of tea comes hand wrapped and sticker sealed by Fukien Tea themselves.
Every unit order gets you 2 packets of tea, totaling 75g (37.5g per packet)