2016 Shou Mei White Tea

Product image 1White tea, aged Chinese white tea, Shou Mei 2016 寿眉
Product image 2White tea, pure Chinese white tea aged Shou Mei from 2016 寿眉
Product image 3white tea, aged white tea, Chinese white tea, white tea taste, Shou Mei tea, 寿眉

Regular price $9.50

Cultivar: Fu Ding Da Bai

Harvest: Spring 2016

Cup: 1 tbsp for 15 cups

Caffeine level: low 

Tasting Note

Exotic herbal scent accompanied by a bit of floral note at the end, honey viscosity liquor with a mild touch of mint, finally ends with sweetness.

Full Description

Transitioning from floral and herbal like notes into honey like sweetness with a very mild hint of mint, this complex white tea is aged for three years.

Fu Ding and Zheng He in Fu Jian are both the world’s birthplaces of white teas. The most popular and prestigious styles are Silver Needle (all buds), Bai Mu Dan (one bud with one or two leaves), and Shou Mei (Han Lu is a wintry harvest version after Shou Mei).

Featuring a simple production process, 100% pure white tea is able to preserve most of its original states and micronutrients. As the richest of all natural teas in amino acids, it is also the sweetest of all tea kinds. Similar to Pu Er, the aromatic compounds of white tea change over time and polyphenols (known for being antioxidants) increase with time, fully developing the flavor. Hence, this tea holds a premium value for collectors as even more changes develop both aromatically and nutritionally as time goes by.

 

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 4+ infusions and increase the steeping time by 30 seconds 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 8+ 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 levels

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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