Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Sea Dyke Lao Chong Shui Hsien











Sea Dyke brand is a very popular brand for oolong tea.  They had been producing tea and had been exporting their tea worldwide.  In the 70s, many Chinese immigrants that had migrated and set up new homes in South East Asia were loyal supporters of this tea.  They are comforted that drinking this tea was a little reminder of their home province or village.

Sea Dyke has a showroom and outlet in Xiamen, China.  Locals and tourists can gawked at the wide variety of tea for sale and buy some tea home as a souvenir.  One in-house oolong sold at this shop is a Lao Chong Shui Hsien.  This particular grade is only sold at this shop.  A relative had given me a few packets in 2017.  You will notice that this oolong had been packed in 250g aluminium foiled, self sealing bags.

This Lao Chong Shui Hsien is an 'above average' tea.  Not top shelf tea but decent enough to please any oolong tea drinker.  Heavy roasted and a strong aroma that will linger in the mouth for a good few minutes after a tea session.  Makes about 6 good infusions with every brew. I had hoped to visit this shop this year but it looks like I have to defer my travels to Xiamen till next year.  

But I digress.  Many economies worldwide are slowly reopening in June.  Post offices, couriers and airmail are slowly resuming 'operational' status.  I hope to resume tea mail by end June.  I will keep my readers informed.    Stay tuned and stay safe. 


3 comments:

Birch Moon said...

We'd love for you to try our tea and review them on your blog. Perhaps you would be interested in our chaga mushroom tea

Patrick said...

Hey Wilson,

I occasionally make it out to Xiamen for work (not anytime soon though of course) and was wondering if you had any other tea store or outlet recommendations. Thanks!

Pat

wilson said...

hello Pat,

I ....ahem.... had not been to xiamen and I am unable to recommend any teashop there besides Sea Dyke's outlet. You would be in a better position to advise me instead. Thanks. Wilson