2015 Shou Mei White Tea Cake

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Regular price $20.50

Cultivar: Fu Ding Da Bai

Harvest: Spring 2015

Cup: 1 tbsp for 20 cups

Caffeine level: low 

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. 

Tasting Note

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 dates and a delight natural wood-like scent.

Full Description

Aged for four years, Shou Mei is a delicacy of all-natural aged white tea and holds a high collecting value. Even though it's still a bit young compared to six year old, its leaves, twigs and buds have changed to light copper color with a few dark green leaves and it already offers a honey like sweetness and the typical woodiness from good aged teas. Its aroma has a mixture of light sweet dates and herbal freshness that's bamboo leaf like with smooth liquor on the palate. Give it another two years, this four year old aged white tea cake will become even sweeter.

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 Erh, 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.  

Origin

Fu Ding, Fu Jian, China

Brewing Instruction

Gai Wan or ceramic pot
Add 5gram/1 tbsp
95 C / 205 F

Ceramic Teapot:

  • 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 strongly encourage experimenting with different quantities, steeping times and tea wares to find your most desired result. However, avoid over heated water, as it 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

For education purpose only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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