This Brow Tea-Shou Mei Cha grown in high mountain area of Fu Ding, Fujian province of China. The tea leaves plucked from wild tea bushes---No pesticides and fertilizers are used on these tea bushes, which makes this tea nature and green.
Different from artificial planting tea bushes, tea leaves of the wild tea bushes are larger, not very neat in shape, and some of the tea leaves even has small holes that bite by worms.
This brow tea comes with 1 bud and 2~3 leaves. The tea leaf mix with dark brown and gray color that covered with silvery downy fuzz.
This Mei Cha is aged for over 3 years so far. Mei Cha-brow tea is ideal to be vintaged. Similar with Pu-erh teas, aged white teas are more precious than newly processed white teas.
There is a Chinese adage that describes aged white tea: 1 year tea is tea, 3 years tea is medicine, 7 years tea is treasure.
The aged white tea has been used as herbal medicine since ancient China. In the northeast mountain area of Fujian province of China, which is the origin of white tea. People consider aged white tea as a treasure and use aged white tea to treat measles, sore throat, fever, stomach upset, agitated embolism etc. Long time aged white always has an immediate effect.
Meanwhile, aged white tea is considered most effective to keep skin healthy and clean. It's the secret that girls from the white tea origin area are all have fine skins.These girls will take 2 large caddies of aged white tea as their dowry when they get married.
Aged white has a different taste compared with newly processed white tea. It provides a thicker, smoother and more mellow tea liquor with a stronger sweet after taste.
The dry leaf fragrance also has been changed from fresh orchid type aroma to deeper, herbal type aroma. Very special.
Steeping this tea with a Gaiwan
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|Chinese Name||寿眉(shòu méi)|
|Other Names||longevity eyebrow tea, shou mei, snow buds, eyebrow tea|
|Growing Area||Fuding, Fujian Provience,China|
|Harvest Period||March 20th-April 20th, Yu Qian(Pre-Gu Yu)|
|Processing Technique||Withering(Deactivation)→Desiccation(Baking or Sun Drying)|
|Appearance||The leaves are multi-colored like autumn foliage.|
|Aroma||Very clean, fresh with delicate floral notes.|
|Tasting Notes||Brow tea has a honey sweet aroma once brewed. The light yellow color tea soup is mellow and smooth.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Glass Pot, Glass(Tumbler), Piao Yi Tea Maker, Porcelain Cup|
|Steeping Instructions||Middle Steeping:Warm the teapot(cup,glass)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize the leaves with hot water→Add water to 70% full→Enjoy after the tea leaves sinking.|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
good Review by Freddy
I quite enjoy the earthy floral of this tea, but it may not be for everyone. (Posted on 1/26/2013)
Great for winter Review by Campell
This tea reminds of the Chinese herbs. Ideal for cold winter. (Posted on 1/17/2013)
I love shou may cha Review by Andy Wong
You will never fail a mei hca! I have tried a number of different brewing temperatures and times. I could get a great flavor from this tea evey time. I'm going to keep a stock of this tea. (Posted on 1/8/2013)
special! Review by Kobayashi
For someone who doesn't like white tea, this tea is worth trying. It has very complex, multilayered flavor. No biterness at all. (Posted on 1/4/2013)
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