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Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2012


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Shou Mei tea cake is a kind of white tea. Handpicking fresh tea leaves (one bud with two or three leaves) from Da Bai Cha species as material, the finished tea cakes are graded according to their quality.

Bailin Town, Fuding City, Fujian Province, China
Spring Tea
Harvest Date:
May, 2012
Production Date:
October, 2012
Dry Leaf:
Big leaves evenly compressed into a spherical cake shape, a slight red color with distinctive white hairs
Floral scent tinged with a whiff of aged wood
Bright orange-yellow
A full-bodied and pure tea, smooth and leaves mellow long-lasting sweet aftertaste
Tea Bush:
Fuding Da Bai
Tea Garden:
Chaitou Shan Tea Garden
Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated
Shelf Life:
The aged the better


Usually, White Tea leaves are loose and not convenient to carry around. For practicality, they are shaped into compressed spherical cakes. But easy storage and transportation are not the only reasons the cakes are compressed; their round shape allows the tea to mature. As the year pass, the tea gets smoother and sweeter with a soft finish and mellow taste.
An old saying about tea that stems from Fuding Town claims that: Tea is only the beginning, three years later it turns into medicine, and after seven years it becomes a treasure. Every sip of aged White Tea Cake should be savored and valued.
Teas shaped into cake make it easier to store and help with the natural oxidation. When compared to loose tea leaves, the shape of tea cake is definitely preferred. Teas shaped into round orbs only get better with time and since only a small surface of the leaves is exposed to air directly, the oxidation reaction is slow and even and promotes fermentation on the inside. The process and shape of the tea give it a more enticing aroma when it's dry, a more attractive colour when it's liquid, and a more savory taste.

Recommend Brewing Method

Western Method
Chinese Gongfu Way
Water: 12 oz / 355 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 5 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 3-5 mins
Water: 3.8 oz / 110 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 8g Tea leaves
9 steeps: rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, 35s, 45s, 65s, 85s
Gaiwan may be your choice.


Collections: Loose Leaf Teas, Teas, White Tea

Category: White Tea

Type: White Tea

Vendor: PureTea

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