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2015 Chinese Tea White Spring Shoumei Organic White Tea Aged 9 Years Tea Compressed Tea

2015 Chinese Tea White Spring Shoumei Organic White Tea Aged 9 Years Tea Compressed Tea

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Shou Mei Tea is from Fujian Province, China. It is a mix of upper leaf and tips, this furry white tea with a stronger flavour among all white teas, similar to Oolong. It is the fourth grade of white tea.

Name of Shou Mei, Shou means longevity, and Mei means eyebrow. The name comes from its leaf shape that looks like a long-living man’s eyebrow.

White tea is divided into spring tea and autumn tea. Everyone knows that the output of Shoumei is large, but most of the ones seen on the market are autumn tea. The old tea of Spring Shoumei is as rare as the old silver needle. In spring, Shoumei is picked. The period takes less than half a month, accounting for about 10% of Shoumei's total output.

The purest and most highly prized of tea types, White is the least processed of the tea types, celebrated for both its delicate flavour profiles, as well as its many health benefits.

White tea is one of the six major types of teas. It is a slightly fermented tea with minimal processing and undergoes only the drying process after being picked without being cut and twisted. The types of white tea vary according to different regions, tree species and picking standards for fresh leaves. It can be divided into two types: bud tea and leaf tea. 

  Bud Tea: It is white tea made from the fat and strong tea buds at the top of the white tea tree. It has a refreshing fragrance and very good quality. The full-bodied pekoe tea has extremely high ornamental and drinking value.Examples: Silver Needle White Tea, First Flush Rice Needle
  Leaf tea: White tea is made from tea leaves of the tea plant. It has a refreshing taste of light sweet yeast. Examples: Such as White Peony, Shou Mei, etc

Tea Varieties: White Tea 

Tea Soup: Orange and bright

Tea shape: Dried tea leaves: The cords are thick and black, and the golden pekoe is exposed.
Brewed tea leaves::The bottom of the leaves is very shiny, soft to the touch, and elastic.

Taste Features: It's as sweet as honey, with a slight medicinal aroma.

Raw material: The raw material of Shoumei grown in the spring of 2016 is selected. It has no buds, but the aroma is obviously fragrant and the taste is more mellow. The leaves are flat and the nectar is sweet. It is suitable for soaking and boiling.

Efficacy: The studies of white tea have been linked with many health benefits. For example, it may help reduce the risk of heart disease, combat skin aging and even help with weight loss, etc. Shoumei is one of the most popular tea to go with dim sum. If you go for an early morning dim sum, white tea is the best selection.

Origin: Fujian Province, China 

Storage: Stored in cool, dry condition away from direct sunlight

Why is white tea known as “One year tea, Three years medicine, Seven years treasure”?
This is due to the production process of white tea which keeps it active. The active compounds in white tea, such as tea polyphenols, catechins, caffeine, amino acids, and flavonoids, will be further enhanced during the storage time. The pure tea properties gradually transform into medicinal properties with health-care functions with the condition that the quality and storage conditions of the tea must be good.

When choosing to white tea as a gift, first you have to consider the age and gender of the recipient.
For the ladies: Bud tea "Silver Needle Pekoe" or "White Peony", is recommended as this tea white tea is delicately brewed and possesses an elegant and delicate aroma. Also, white tea is praised for anti-aging which is well sought after for ladies.
For the gents: Give "Gong Mei" or "Shou Mei" belonging to leaf tea. The tea soup is sweet and mellow, resistant to soaking and boiling, and easy to soak and drink.

Brewing suggestions:
Number of people drinking: three people      water:150ml tea amount: 5 grams Recommended utensils: gaiwan
First to fourth brewing: use 100°C water, pour water along the wall of the gaiwan at fixed points, wait for 15 seconds, and then pour out the tea soup.
After the fourth brewing: use 100°C water, pour water along the wall of the gaiwan at fixed points, wait 15 seconds, and then pour out the tea soup.

P.S Can you please provide me with your phone number when you place the order, it‘s important for delivering the package, thank you in advance :)

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