2010 Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake
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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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|Steeping time||1 min|
|Steeping temperature||95 °C - 200 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||3 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||n/a|
|Tea Caffeine Content||low|
|Tea in Chinese||寿眉饼茶|
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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. (Posted on 4/16/2016)