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2012 Tai Lao Shan "Ye Sheng Lao Bai Cha" Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake


Brand: Tai Lao Shan

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This is pressed Shou Mei (寿眉) white tea cake from the "Tai Lao Shan" producer in Fuding County of Fujian.  The tea is referred to on the wrapper as "Ye Sheng Lao Bai Cha" which means "Wild Old White Tea".

This tea cake was aged in Fuding Fujian until November 2018 (Kunming thereafter), giving it a full-bodied lightly aged feel. 

Smooth and creamy shou mei!  Don't let the coarse leaves of this tea fool you. It's very sweet and full bodied with a vanilla spicy sweetness.

There is a saying in Chinese in regards to aging white teas:   一年茶、三年药、七年宝 - First Year it's Tea, In the Third Year it's Medicine, after Seven Years it's Treasure!

2012 Spring harvest and pressing (not date stamped on the wrapper)

350 Grams per cake