drank Shou Mei White Tea by Igourmet.com
1828 tasting notes

I think I have made this tea gong fu style each time I have had it. Today a made a big pot of it to go with salad for lunch for hubby and myself. (Baby mixed salad greens, mozzarella, chopped walnuts, tomatoes, onions, and on top a sprinkle of fresh ground salt/garlic mix and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and Parmesan.)

The leaves are large and lightweight, so I used about five teaspoons for my 22 ounce pot. Hubby is primarily a Ceylon tea with loads of milk and sugar drinker, but has been exploring green and oolong tea with me lately, possibly for the health benefits or possibly just to be sweet! I warned him that I am not adept at this one yet, so I wasn’t sure how it would taste. I steeped it for four minutes in 175 F water.

I was surprised to see him finish his first cup and reach for the pot, fully refilling his cup. He said, “This is not unpleasant. I wouldn’t necessarily drink it recreationally, but it isn’t unpleasant.”. And he polished off another cup. LOL!

So all in all, I think it was a successful tea pairing and a nice lunchtime together. I would like to try more of this from another source. Upton has it, and the yellow tea at Tin Roof Teas looked exactly like it, and it is very unusual looking, so I may give that one a try as well. This is still the most flavorful plain white tea I have tried thus far.

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