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.
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.
This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.
tea growing tall and untended