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2015 Shou Mei Dragon Pearl

2015 Shou Mei Dragon Pearl

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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
    80
    lemongrass, monkfruit
    true
    60
    licorice, clove
    true
    45
    grape leaf
    true
    40
    wildflower honey

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - lemongrass, monkfruit
    • spice - licorice, clove
    • vegetal - grape leaf
    • floral - wildflower honey
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2015
    • Xikou Jiang Yancun
    • ELEVATION400 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    Almost three years of age give this naturally-complex Shou Mei a deep sweet honey and licorice quality, and unique hints of dark clove. Shou Mei a later harvest of mixed bud and large leaf that has a much fuller body and bigger flavor than Bai Mudan or Silver Needle. The cool slow growing season, biodiverse mountainsides, and Wu Yinsheng’s masterful delicate finishing bring layers of crisp texture and luscious sweetness to this beautiful Dragon Pearl pressing, finished in convenient 5g balls for accurate steeping.


  • '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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