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.
Mild honey note mixed with fresh herbal scent, full bodied flavor of sweetness and bamboo leave grassiness.
Aged for five 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.
Fu Ding, Fu Jian, China
Gai Wan or ceramic pot
Add 5gram/1 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 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
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