Note: Crushed form comes in 50g and 100g, cake form comes in 100g and a whole cake is 300g. The 300g whole cake comes with the original wrapping paper. Please choose according to your desire.
First infusion is filled with mild herbal and honey-like aroma, and gradually it evolves into a strong mixture of herbal aroma, honey-like viscosity with a mild sweetness of red dates and a delight natural wood-like scent.
Three ways to brew this tea:
Aged for a striking six years, Shou Mei is a delicacy of all-natural aged white tea and holds a high collecting value. Most of its leaves, twigs and buds have changed with time to sienna, copper, and brownish red colors. Its aroma has also transitioned from the initial floral freshness to a mixture of sweet dates and mild herbal freshness with smooth honey-like viscosity. Such aged white tea can also be steeped through decoction (see brewing instruction below) and bring an astonishing taste note unlike any other aged tea.
A popular local saying in Fu Jian is ‘one-year-old white tea is only tea, three-year-old is medicinal herb and seven-year-old is treasure’. Similar to Pu Er, the aromatic compounds of white tea change with time and polyphenols (known for antioxidant properties) increase with time giving this tea a high collecting value because even more changes occur as time goes by enhancing the aroma and nutritional value.
Brewing Instruction Gaiwan & Teapot
Gai Wan or ceramic pot
Add 5gram/1-2 tbsp
95 C / 205 F
Add 8oz water and infuse for 3 min.
Repeat for another 6+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 1 minute with each additional infusion
Gai Wan (Recommended for best infusions):
Rinse leaves and discard the first infusion
Add water and infuse for 10 seconds
Repeat for another 10+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 10 seconds with each additional infusion
We encourage experimenting, but also keep in mind: over heating water will over-extract the bitter compounds and astringency of the tea, whereas water that’s too cool might not fully extract the aroma and flavor.
Top Health Benefits
Rich in antioxidants to fight free radical compounds and slow down aging
Rich in polyphenols to fight off bacteria of dental damage
Rich in fluoride which is an important element of oral health preservation
Rich in flavonoids that keep blood pressure at a safe level thus reducing chance of cardiovascular problems
Low caffeine level
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