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2016 Wild Arbor Shou Mei Cake

2016 Wild Arbor Shou Mei Cake

$25.00
(100g cake)

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
    60
    vanilla
    true
    60
    cinnamon
    true
    60
    tangerine, lychee
    true
    50
    yeasted buns, sweet cream
    true
    55
    bay leaf
    true
    tingling, cooling, sweet

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - vanilla
    • spice - cinnamon
    • fruit - tangerine, lychee
    • savory - yeasted buns, sweet cream
    • vegetal - bay leaf
    • texture - tingling, cooling, sweet
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
    • WuyangcunXiapu, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    Mr. Wu selected these wild arbor leaves and buds for a special club pressing to show off the natural terroir of his family’s mountain slopes. The Wu Family has been growing tea for generations, with bushes scattered across the mountainside between groves of bamboo and evergreens. With white tea’s recent surge in popularity, the family is rediscovering groves planted generations ago left for years untended, and picking them without introducing pruning or intervention. The result is this wild arbor tea, full of deep tingling cooling aftersensation and complex rich aromatics.



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  • '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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