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|