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Shou Mei 2012 - Aged White Tea
Shou Mei 2012 - Aged White Tea
Shou Mei 2012 - Aged White Tea

Shou Mei 2012 - Aged White Tea

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This rare and unique white tea bears the meaning of longevity (寿 shòu in Chinese): its leaves were delicately harvested by hand in 2012, and the warm sun rays of Fuding slowly dried them, sealing their sweet honey aftertaste.

The infusion releases the lively taste of the aging process that still continues in the delicate leaves, whose curved shapes recall a dark eyebrow (眉 méi). This mellow taste of undergrowth, together with the natural sweetness of its processing as white tea, create a unique combination of aromas that open in the palate, and a mesmerizing scent that fills the air at each infusion.

Origin: Fuding, Fujian province
Flush: Spring 2012
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.

Infusion Parameters

1 gr. of tea every 25 ml of water
 before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 40-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. 
Water temperature: 85-90°C
Number of brews: 8-10

Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 4 minutes
Water temperature: 85-90°C

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Philipppine Kahn
Lovely tea and tea ware

As usual, amazing service, high quality tea and lovely tea ware.

Andrea Rotelli

Un tè complesso e sorprendente, che scalda il cuore e avvolge il palato. Il profumo ed il sapore hanno intense note di legno e cannella, sfumature di frutta essiccata (albicocca) ed erbe aromatiche (timo). È possibile far bollire le foglie dopo molte infusioni, per ottenere una bevanda molto dissetante.

Giovanni Camocardi
Shou Mei 2012

Questo tè segna la lunga strada verso la longevità