Delicate, elegant and smooth with wild flowery aroma, sweet with a subtle touch of savory umami
Ice Tea Instruction
Every 1 gram of tea for 50ml of water, and allow steeping 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator.
Shou Mei is the third grade of white tea. The characteristics of Shou Mei are big leaves, big twigs and very few buds. Even though it's not as well known or prized as silver needle or Bai Mu Dan, it has its own elegant aroma and a captivating taste. The best part is it's charcoal roasted. The purpose of charcoal roasting white tea is to enhance aroma and it's better for aging teas. In three years, if stored well, this green Shou Mei will slowly turn yellow and light brown and become an aged white tea. The reason we call it "green Shou Mei" is because there are quite many faked aged Shou Mei white tea even in Chinese tea market, that farmers will fake age white teas by using heat and humidity to make fresh young tea leaves brown. A green Shou Mei however, is usually a fresh harvested tea and most likely sun withered instead of indoor withered by machines, which gives the tea a richer aroma.
We used to get the winter harvest of Shou Mei, but now we have switched to the spring harvest with our new white tea farmer, farmer Wen, who does mostly charcoal roasting finish style for his white teas.
Brewing Instruction Gaiwan & Teapot
Gai Wan: 3-5 secs
Ceramic pot: 8oz water, 2 mins
Add 5gram/2 tbsp
85 C / 200 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 levels
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