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Produced By the Weng Family

The Weng Family cultivates Da Bai varietal bushes on the misty peaks above Fuding using traditional sustainable farming techniques and meticulous processing.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – elderberry, plum
  • FLORAL – candied rose
  • SPICY – cherry bark
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
HulinFuding, Fujian
ELEVATION520 METERS
Da BaiTea Varietal

Shou Mei is picked after Silver Needle White and Bai Mudan. While Da Bai varietal is best known for its downy buds, the Weng Family’s tea bushes, growing on the misty peaks above Fuding, continue to produce beautiful leaves all spring. This Shou Mei is a leaf-only picking from later spring that is aged in air-tight conditions for three years, dramatically changing the color, flavor and aroma of the leaves. While the fresh harvest is crisp and clean, the aged Shou Mei is spiced and cozy. The aging tones down the greener flavors and brings out deep spiced complexity.

" Instead of reverting to pesticides and fertilizers like larger factory farms, Weng Wenkan grows soybeans and canola around his crops. The insects prefer the beans and leave the tea mostly unharmed. Growing beans alongside tea reduces total yield per acre, but increases biodiversity and provides natural insect management. All of this makes his tea taste better... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 25 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

6 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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