Verdant Tea

Shou Mei Dragon Pearls

Shou Mei Dragon Pearls

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Sourced By 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
    60
    cedar wood
    true
    55
    marshmallow, bread
    true
    60
    elderberry
    true
    30
    burdock

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar wood
    • savory - marshmallow, bread
    • vegetal - elderberry
    • floral - burdock
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Hulin Fuding
    • ELEVATION500 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    The Weng Family’s Dragon Pearl pressing is a convenient 5g ball perfect for steeping directly or aging. The pressing protects the fragile shou mei leaves and gives them a deeper richer flavor. While the Da Bai varietal is best known for its downy silver buds picked before Qing Ming festival, the plant continues to produce beautiful and flavorful leaves throughout the rest of spring. Shou Mei is a later season leaf-only picking with a crisp and vegetal flavor. It captures the taste of fresh leaves that the white tea finishing process locks in so perfectly.


  • '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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