Our loose leaf 2009 Shou Mei White Tea has a slightly earthy, toasty flavor with just a hint of oolong and the sweetness of white tea. Morphs quickly into a sweet, woody flavor. The dry aging has mellowed the tea considerably and created a fruity finish.
Shou Mei is generally only leaves that are left over from the processing of Bai Hao Yinzhen. Our Shou Mei contains a generous portion of buds giving the brew additional sweetness.
Infusions are smooth and sweet throughout. Expect to get at least 8 infusions. Use of a gaiwan is highly recommended.
Our loose leaf 2009 Shou Mei was harvested and processed entirely by hand in the spring of 2009 in Zhenghe County, Fujian province, China. Shou Mei is minimally processed which helps to keep the leaves whole.
Boiling water is recommended, but this is an exquisite tea worth exploring at various temperatures.
Suggested Additives: None.
Caffeine Content: Low.
Antioxidant Level: High.
This tea is packaged in thick, bpa-free plastic bags with a reusable zipper top to keep your tea fresh. One side is black, the other side clear. All bags are heat sealed.