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2014 Aged Shou Mei Wafers

2014 Aged Shou Mei Wafers

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Sourced By the the Xikou Cooperative

The Xikou Cooperative’s old growth tea on high mountain slopes is cultivated sustainably between groves of original forest cover for biodiversity. Wu Yinsheng uses organic growing techniques and meticulous finishing to bring out his region’s unique terroir.
  • true
    75
    rosewood, cedar, fennel, ginger
    true
    55
    monksfruit
    true
    65
    elderflower, honeycomb

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - rosewood, cedar, fennel, ginger
    • fruit - monksfruit
    • floral - elderflower, honeycomb
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2014
    • Xikou Jiang Yancun
    • ELEVATION400 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    While Fuding locals know all about aging white tea and the way it develops into a rich commanding and medicinal brew over the years, it has only relatively recently caught on in China at large. This makes it hard to find teas aged over a year or so with origins of a quality like the Xikou Cooperative’s biodiverse sustainably harvest white tea. It is a treat to offer this five year old Shou Mei, a beautiful example of the complexity that aging brings to fine tea. Deep notes of rosewood and ginger dominate, with a rich almost crunchy elderflower floral and lingering sweetness. The Xikou Cooperative has pressed this tea into individual 5g single serving mini wafers.


  • '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 to be aware of'

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

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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