Shou Mei White Tea

Our organic Shou Mei White Tea has large green and brown leaves yield a dark yellow liquid with a warm aroma of spring greens. This tea has a much fuller body than most white teas, yet it still feels light on the palate. Our Shou Mei has a sweet and slightly salty taste with hints of fresh cucumber and lemon zest and a pleasantly tangy aftertaste.

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.