Shou Mei is a white tea that is produced from naturally withered upper leaf and tips, with a stronger flavor reminiscent of lighter Oolong teas. It is mostly grown in the Fujian Province in China. Because it is plucked later than Bai Mudan, it is darker in color and have a proportionate green color, making a darker brew with more depth.
The Shou Mei White Tea cake shown here is sourced by ViconyTeas from the tea farmers in Taimu mountain in Fuding and made in the traditional sun-dried production way and stone-mould pressed. The Shou Mei White Tea cake is good for consumption in the current year of production but if stored for years, it would taste better. Shou Mei may be the cheapest white tea but cheap tea doesn't necessarily equal to the low quality tea. In fact, we think Shou Mei White tea is one of the most underrated Chinese teas.