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2015 "Chuan Yun" Shou Mei Cake

2015 "Chuan Yun" Shou Mei Cake

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(200g / 7.05oz)

Crafted by the Wu Family

The Wu Family’s wild arbor tea groves yield nuanced white teas thanks to established root stock, biodiversity, organic techniques, and patient and precise craftsmanship.
  • true
    70
    cinnamon, cardamom, cedar
    true
    60
    blackberry jam
    true
    55
    brown sugar steam cake
    true
    65
    sage, grape leaf
    true
    50
    marigold
    true
    thick, jammy

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cinnamon, cardamom, cedar
    • fruit - blackberry jam
    • savory - brown sugar steam cake
    • vegetal - sage, grape leaf
    • floral - marigold
    • texture - thick, jammy
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2015
    • WuyangcunXiapu, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    This unique pressing from the Wu Family uses their wild arbor Shou Mei, with a beautiful balance of silvery buds for texture, leaves for flavor and stem for sweet aftertaste. With over five years of age, this tea is already deep, dark,  almost black tea like in flavor, and packed with complex aromatics and spice. The unique pressing leaves a thin disk divided into individual portions for style and convenience.

    When it comes to white tea cakes, Mr. Wu’s approach is critical to creating teas that will age and get better and better over time. The key is his high airflow low heat technique. Without applying high heat to stop oxidative and enzymatic reactions by fixing the tea, Mr Wu leaves the tea open to slow steady change and growth.


  • 'White tea is one of the easiest ways to discover the effect of buds in the taste of tea. Most teas on the market are made with leaves, which have amore robust intensity to them. Some teas are made entirely or partially from buds which have a very different flavor and texture'

  • 5
    6-8
    210
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    210
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 210° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 210° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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