Ya Shi Xiang Reserve
Ya Shi Xiang Reserve
Ya Shi Xiang Reserve
Ya Shi Xiang Reserve

Ya Shi Xiang Reserve


11 reviews

An exceptional Phoenix Oolong cultivar produced in Southeast China. Don’t be fooled by its English translation, "Duck Shit Flavor." This tea was named to ward off competing farmers from growing what is now a world-renowned variety.

Origin: Tianzhukeng, Chao'an District, Guangdong Province
Elevation: 900 Meters
Variety: Ya Shi Xiang
Garden: Feng Huang Lao Cha Nong
Harvest: May 2019

Tasting Notes:

Narcissus, white grape and shortbread

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Alan H.
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I recommend this product
A smooth and fragrant tea.

The more I get into Oolong tea, the more complex I discovery the spectrum of flavor and aroma that defines Oolong tea. There are tea companies who offer a significant number of teas. However in the past year I’ve discovered how Smith Tea continues to impress with selecting a palette of flavors in their various tea types and styles that align with my liking without having to purchase a couple dozen just to find a handful that I enjoy; Smith Tea has somehow determined how to make for an enjoyable tasting experience soon in. Bravo, Smith Tea.

Celeste R.
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I recommend this product
Wonderful Tea

This tea is outstanding. A cup in the evening is better than a glass of wine. Love the flavor.

rita w.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Just Really Great Tea

I generally order mild green or black tea with fruit forward flavors but this was a wonderful adventure to broaden my tea horizons. Great tea for a mid afternoon break.

Melanie K.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Sunday morning tea

For some reason, that’s when I like best to drink it. I prefer a tea with a floral hint and this does it, but oh so gently, and it is never ever bitter. I brew it western style.

Cindy T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Delicious tea

Lovely oolong reminds me of strolling along the canals in an ancient Chinese Tea City


Full leaf oolong tea from China

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Reserve No. 106: The 6th release in our Reserve Series.


For Western brewing, this tea can be brewed for single infusions using 3 grams of tea per 8 ounces of 190 degree water and steeped for three minutes.

For gaiwan brewing, place 7 grams of tea leaves into 150 ml (5 ounce) gaiwan. Bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Fill your gaiwan to the top and let the leaves steep for 10-20 seconds. Set the strainer on top of the decanter and pour the tea out of the gaiwan with the lid slightly askew, without allowing the tea leaves to escape. Serve into small cups and repeat this process at least 4-5 times and notice how the tea leaves change in flavor over each infusion. Learn more about gaiwan service here