Verdant Tea

2013 Aged Shou Mei

2013 Aged Shou Mei

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Sourced By the 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.
  • true
    100
    elderberry, plum
    true
    50
    candied rose
    true
    45
    cherry bark

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - elderberry, plum
    • floral - candied rose
    • spice - cherry bark
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
    • Hulin Fuding
    • 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'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    25 seconds
    10
    6
    6
    205
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

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

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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