Review: Adagio Fugian Rain

Fujian Rain or Shui Xian, which translates to “Water Sprite,” is an oolong produced in a similar style to Wuyi Oolongs. Therefore they share some similar traits, such as peachy-honey notes and a mineral “rock taste.” Grown at an elevation of 800 meters, this high-fired, medium grade version results in a rich-tasting amber colored cup with the nuances of minerals, apricots and spice. 


A simple oaky tea with a light honey aftertaste, Adagio’s Fugian Rain is a unique blend in that, unlike a black tea which often has a bitter undertone, this blend lacks any weight to pull the flavors down. For this reason, I can understand why Adagio has recommended it as an everyday tea, for while it isn’t a particular stand-out, it’s inoffensive and can be easily enjoyed repetitively over time (though it is somewhat caffeinated, so perhaps limit to morning and afternoon use). Additionally, I can see it pairing well with breakfast, especially with in the oncoming autumn. Overall, If you’re looking for an oaky tea and can’t stand the bitterness of black tea, this is a great alternative.


Shui Xian Oolong Tea Leaves

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