ZW60: Special Grade Shou Mei White Tea

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Shou Mei White Tea
Flavors
Citrus, Cranberry, Earth, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Lime, Mint, Orange, Sour, Stems, Sweet
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Caffeine
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Certification
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “Excellent tea that is full of magic…enchanting flavors, great color and as silky-smooth as a tea can get. Unfortunately this tea leaf develops its great flavors only through a water...” Read full tasting note
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    Keemun 57 tasting notes
  • “This is okay; I first tried cold-brewing it and it was really earthy and tasted like kinda dirty and sharp and a bit floral, but anyways that’s not as important to me as brewing gongfu: The...” Read full tasting note
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    cowsdef 77 tasting notes
  • “This white tea does not have much flavor hot BUT when it is chilled…My oh My watch out!! The flavor just blast through!! I will say a little fruity leaves a fresh...” Read full tasting note
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    twingles3 17 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

This is a tea that yields a fragrant, dark liquor, with outstanding herbaceous flavor notes. Highly recommended. This lot has a bolder leaf than previous lots.
Origin:
China

Steeping Suggestions: –
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 175º
Steep Time: 2½ min.

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3 Tasting Notes

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57 tasting notes

Excellent tea that is full of magic…enchanting flavors, great color and as silky-smooth as a tea can get.
Unfortunately this tea leaf develops its great flavors only through a water temperature that is probably destroying its vitamins…therfore I do the first two brews with a water temperature under 85degrees Celcius. For the following 2 brews I go very hot and combine all 4 brews in on big tea pot. Stir it and I have the different flavors of four brews of one portion tea in one cup…fantastic
Warning: Very strong and awakening. If one drinks it after 5.00pm sleep becomes an impossible thing to find!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is okay; I first tried cold-brewing it and it was really earthy and tasted like kinda dirty and sharp and a bit floral, but anyways that’s not as important to me as brewing gongfu:

The first steep was decent, it definitely wasn’t awake and you could tell, since the body was quite a bit thinner than it should’ve been, but still floral and earthy;

The second is thicker, thankfully, and earthy, floral, tastes like stems of a flower.. Wait how do I know what those taste like? When have I ever eaten a flower stem….. I.. well whatever, that’s what I’m going with. It’s a little sweet, and a little sour, there’s even a bit of mint in the aftertaste.

The third is much earthier, and astringent this time, with a kind of gross sour flower aftertaste, but the soup does have a very nice mouthfeel,

I’m really enjoying how thick it is, I think this time I used more leaves than I usually would for any tea, and it’s working out nicely for this one, not that the tea’s all that great or special,

I’m getting about the same in the fourth, but with some grassy notes as well.

The fifth gives me a very astringent feel, a bit of tangerine, quite a bit grassier, maybe a bit of hay,

Shorter steeps lend a lighter, warmer, fruiter (a bit of orange, lime, cranberry) tea while longer steeps give a darker, earthier, floral astringent cup, I much prefer the shorter steeps; but I think this tea is giving me a headache……. in fact, it definitely is. But it’s okay, I gave the rest of this one to my friend. I don’t really like it that much. Also the leaves are really, really ugly like shou mei’s usually aren’t pretty like at all but this one is very torn and seems to have an abnormally large amount of stems. Not that that really means that much, but I mean at the same time it kind of makes me disregard shou mei and bai mu dan teas, well actually I don’t think it’s because of how they look but that contributes a bit wow I’m rambling so ..

Flavors: Citrus, Cranberry, Earth, Floral, Flowers, Grass, Lime, Mint, Orange, Sour, Stems, Sweet

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This white tea does not have much flavor hot BUT when it is chilled…My oh My watch out!! The flavor just blast through!! I will say a little fruity leaves a fresh taste in your mouth.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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