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2017 Aged Shou Mei Wafer

2017 Aged Shou Mei Wafer

$1.50
(5g packet / 0.18oz)

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
    65
    artichoke, parsnip
    true
    30
    persimmon
    true
    35
    marigold
    true
    55
    nutmeg, sarsaparilla
    true
    40
    cream
    true
    crisp, sweet aftertaste

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - artichoke, parsnip
    • fruit - persimmon
    • floral - marigold
    • spice - nutmeg, sarsaparilla
    • savory - cream
    • texture - crisp, sweet aftertaste
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • WuyangcunXiapu, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    This thin wafer pressing from the Wu Family has been beautifully aged to bring out the deep rich spice that fine Shou Mei develops over time. The tea is pressed into single-steeping wafers. The thin wafer helps all of the tea steep more evenly, while also protecting it for long term aging. The Wu Family’s commitment to biodiversity and allowing their tea bushes to grow more wild and natural without trimming or other intervention really shows in the complexity of the aroma and texture.



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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'

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    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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