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Fuding Shou Mei White Tea, 2012

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  • $85.00


This tea from the 2012 harvest only gets better with age which is why it has been compressed into the cake form. This way of processing this white tea allows for it to mature and with time the taste only becomes smoother and sweeter.

Fuding Shou Mei White Tea comes from the original birthplace of white teas — Fuding in Fujian Province. There, the tea grows in mineral-rich soil and surrounded by fog which also adds plenty of micronutrients to the finished product.

White tea in Fuding is compared to a treasure that should be cherished and every sip drunk consciously and with great appreciation. It is said that tea is only the beginning of the journey and with age it transforms into a medicine.

The name of the tea comes from the shape of the loose tea leaves which are said to resemble the long eyebrows of Shouxing, the god of longevity. Together with its rich history and medicinal properties, this tea makes a great gift!

 

  • Place of Origin: Bailin, Fuding, Fujian Province, China 
  • Tea Garden: Chaitou Shan Tea Garden 
  • Tea Type: White tea  
  • Harvest Time: May 2012 
  • Harvest Date: October 2012 
  • Dry Leaf: Large, slightly red leaves with distinctive white fuzz, evenly compressed into a round cake 
  • Aroma: delicate, sweet fragrance 
  • Liquor: Clear and bright apricot-yellow 
  • TasteMellow, full-bodied and sweet with a long-lasting aftertaste    
  • Tea Bush: Fuding Dabaihao 
  • Caffeine level: Low (less than 10% of a cup of coffee) 
  • Shelf life: Gets better with age

     

    Brewing directions:

     200℉ / 95℃ 
     
     4gr     5-6min 
     
     4gr    rinse. Then 9 infusions:  10sec + 5sec each additional time

     


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