Mr Zheng's (Organic Special Grade) 2019 Shou Mei
Mr Zheng's Shou Mei is produced from the withered upper leaves and tips of the tea plant. We offer this 2019 which has had time to settle and which will continue to age naturally delivering a bolder, more fragrant & sweeter cup than the other white teas from Mr Zheng.
Tea Name : Mr Zheng's (Organic Special Grade) 2019 Shou Mei
Tea Maker : Mr Zheng
Origin : Xiamen Chan Village, Fuding, China
Harvest Time : April / May
Cultivar : Da Bai
Plucking standard : Upper leaf and tip
Processing : Sun drying
Experience : Fruity, rich and sweet
Last visited by Comins : March 2018, Michelle Comins
How to prepare tea [Gaiwan]...
Amount of tea per cup (200 ml) - 5g (2 teaspoon)
Temperature of water - 80℃ / 194℉
Infusion time - 1-3 mins as desired
Number of infusions - 4+
How to enjoy - No milk, no sugar
Tales of the Tea Trade : Mr Zheng
Michelle : Extract from our our book Tales of the tea trade :
Mr Zheng is an energetic, charismatic figure with huge energy. Michelle has been out to meet him twice in the last few years and he always has a story to share,
Here we share an extract from our our book Tales of the tea trade Mr Zheng : ‘I retired from the army in 2004 and returned to Fuding. I had a vision of starting my own business and I was friends with the boss from an import-export company in Xiamen[....] he suggested that I start in tea – specifically, in organic tea.’ [....] Investing in organic certification for the garden has not been an easy path. It costs a lot of money and it’s hard to convince people it really is organic. All my tea is hand plucked and a lot of people think I am crazy because it involves a lot of work [...] when I drink my own organic tea I can feel confident in the quality. There are many reasons why people should drink Fuding white tea. White tea is one of the six famous teas of China, it has many medicinal uses and China is the true origin of white tea'
Additional Information : Shou Mei is produced from a later harvest than the Silver Needle and Bai Mu Dan making it a 'lower grade' - however in our eyes this is not an inferior tea. This flavourful tea is an excellent choice for an everyday white tea - stronger tasting than it’s Chinese white counterparts - expect a bolder, fragrant & sweet flavour that gets better with age.