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2016 Shou Mei 100g Cake

2016 Shou Mei 100g Cake

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(100g / 3.53oz)

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
    75
    fig, grape
    true
    50
    brown sugar
    true
    60
    pine, ginger, mint
    true
    25
    vanilla

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - fig, grape
    • savory - brown sugar
    • spice - pine, ginger, mint
    • floral - vanilla
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
    • WuyangcunXiapu, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    Shou Mei is a leaf-dominant picking compared to the buddy Bai Mudan. This means that the deep aromas and flavors come through before the textures. The age on this tea is already giving it some of the herbaceous complexity reminiscent of Chinese medicine shops that defines “vintage” white teas. Notice ginger and mint in the aftertaste, with brown sugar sweetness and dark fruit dominating the palate.

    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
    190
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    190
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 190° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 190° 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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