Herbaceous, leafy, stone fruit, bamboo leaf, honey like sweetness, chestnut shell
This is THE charcoal roasted Shou Mei loose leaf tea we have been wanting to press into a cake for you! This tea has been aged in its loose leaf form until it is pressed upon our request this year. Shou Mei usually has big twigs and leaves that are likely to break, and in order to offer a better experience, we finally decided to press this amazing white tea. This tea's aroma and flavor are both currently at their most perfect aging stage, with a rich fragrance and layers of flavors, even though it just turned five years old, it has already become a classic aged white tea.
One of the benefits or purposes of charcoal roasting is that the tea can age better. Charcoal roasting can keep moisture content in tea leaves under 5%. The ideal moisture content of tea leaves is between 3%-5%, going beyond or lower will cause tea leaves to oxidize and flavor change.
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: rinse first, then 3-5 secs
Ceramic pot: 2 mins
90C / 195 F
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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