Nine Peaks Mountain of Fuding, Fujian Province, China
Camellia Sinensis Sinenesis, Da Bai cultivar, average tea bushes age is 40 - 50 years.
HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING
Early May 2022. A shoot of 3 matured leaves were hand-picked and sun-dried, then compressed into flat disk shape.
The flavour is light but sweetness and full body mouth feel. The light yellow tea liquor gives hints of dried hay and dried soil as if you walk through a dried grass land in the end of summer. Soft and clean texture, no bitter and astringency, a pleasantly tangy aftertaste, a perfect all-day-round drink.
White tea can be matured, this tea will start developing honey-like sweetness and thicker texture and slowly loosing its freshness in the next few years.
Shou Mei is also known as Long Noble Life Eyebrow due to its large, thin and crescent shaped leaves. Our Shou Mei comes from an organic tea garden (certified by IMO, Switzerland) at the Nine Peaks Mountains in Funding City, Fujian Province. This remote location reaches and altitude of 1000m has a slightly acidic soil that is excellent for growing tea. The unique terrain where the tea is growing in partially shaded by other trees and this adds to the exceptionally pure taste of this white tea.
The late harvest of these leaves produces a lower grade tea compared to our Silver Needle and White Peony, making Shou Mei a more affordable option for a white tea, but do not let the lower grade put you off – this tea is defiantly not one to be missed. Shou Mei is commonly served in Tea houses and restaurants all across Southern China as it effectively relieves thirst, and the refreshing and cooling nature of this tea works well in counteracting the heat of a rich and indulgent meal.
The same as our Silver Needle and White Peony, this White Dew White Tea comes from an organic tea garden (certified by IMO, Switzerland) at the Nine Peaks Mountains in Funding City, Fujian Province. The remote location that reaches 900m altitudes and the slightly acidic soil is excellent for growing tea. The unique terrain where the tea is growing in partial shade of other trees adds to the exceptionally pure taste of this white tea.
To break up the cake: using a small knife, gently inserting it from the sides of the cake, then lift up the knife to break small parts of tea. You can either break the whole cake at once or only break small parts for drinking.
Storage: White tea can also be aged, but it will have to stored in a very airtight container/bag, and place it in a dark, dried and cold place. Once the cake is open, make sure to put it back to the sealed bag and keep it in a dark, dried and cool place.
Brew: using boil water, 3g leaves to 100ml water, infusion for 30 seconds - 1 minute as you desire, keep adding hot water for many infusions.