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.
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.
tea growing tall and untended