2010 Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake

White Shou Mei tea leaves compressed in a 350 gram (12.3 oz) white tea cake with a thick and fruity flavor. Excellent value for money, great for future storage.
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There's a Chinese saying aged tea cakes transform from tea into medicine in 3 years, and into a treasure in 7 years. And this cake is almost there! Enjoy this perfectly aged shou mei white tea cake from 2010 that produces an exceptionally rich and mellow soup with a thick texture. Buy one to give it a try, and you'll be back for another.

Unlike the silver needle and bai mu dan white teas, the leaves of this cake are more irregular consisting of different sizes of leaves with a small amount of buds. The raw materials are from a smaller type of tea plant called the 'cai cha' cultivar combined with large leaves from the 'da bai cha' cultivar.

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Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 1 min
Steeping temperature 95 °C - 200 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 3 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) n/a
Tea Year 2010
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content low
Tea Region Fuding
Tea Province Fujian
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 寿眉饼茶
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An all round positive experience for a novice tea drinker
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I was hesitant about making a purchase without trying it first, but I messaged the good people at Teasenz to ask for their advice and they were super helpful. I really like white tea, and I didn't know if this would still have the flavour profiles of white tea or if it would be more a sheng or shu kind of taste. They send me back this:

The tea cakes taste more like white tea, but they are less grassy and more soft due as cakes have an additional steaming step, so that they become soft for compression into cakes. Compared to fresh white tea, they're also more fruity and that's the result of aging. It's a similar effect as with aging pu erh, but the taste is very different for white tea.

So I figured I would go for it. I am not regretting it at all. It is so lovely. It's a very smooth drink, very fruity and delicious. My palate (and vocabulary) is not yet refined enough to truly describe the taste, so I apologise that I can't do it justice.

This is a very good tea for the price, I cannot compare to the more expensive ones as I haven't tried them, but I will definitely be picking up a couple more of these cakes on my next tea order.

If you are in any way hesitant, I recommend messaging them. They are super helpful, and the fact they didn't just urge me to buy the most expensive one really shows that they are not just in it for the money, it's more about spreading the love of tea.
Review by lawraa (Posted on 4/16/2016)
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