Zhangping Water Fairy (aka Zhang Ping Shui Xian) has a tough life. Fifteen years ago the most famous tea in China is Iron Goddess, no one heard of / care about this cake, in order to make a living, farmers copied Iron Goddess and made into ball shape, this didn’t goes so well, about 5 years ago they started return to its original craft and be like a block.
The cultivar for making this tea is Water Fairy (aka Shui Xian), the same as Wuyi Rock tea, they both were introduced from Jian Yang city. Actually there are so many variants of Water Fairy, Dan Cong from Guang Dong is a Water Fairy, Yong Chun county who has Buddha Hands also owns a Water Fairy.
This is 2018 Winter Sprout, the leaf is a bit of thin, so we chose the light oxidization processing craft to get a very nice yet powerful aroma. No bitterness at all.