Oolongs aren't oxidized enough to be called black tea, but they are too far oxidized to be called a green tea. This is a "Dark Oolong" -- closer to a Black Tea.
Shui Xian oolong, more commonly called "water sprite" or "narcissus", is from the Fujian Province, China and is known for its heavy honey fragrance. This one has a lemondrop note to it along with floral and mineral tastes and an apricot sweetness. The leaves are long, twisted, and uncut.
Do not add sweetener to this tea, it will flatten out the flavor and make it ordinary.
Tasting Notes: Honey, Apricot, Lemon, Floral, Mineral
Steep: 1 Tbsp of tea for 8-10 oz water. Water temperature: 185. Steep time 3 minutes or up to 30 minutes. The tea leaves are good for 3 or 4 steepings -- when your mug is empty, reuse the tea leaves to brew some more!
Sweetener: Not recommended
Approximately 6 Tbsp in a 0.5 ounce package.