Fuding Gong Mei White Tea Cake 2016

Jujube & light herbal aroma, great for storage

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Fuding Gong Mei White Tea Cake 2016

Jujube & light herbal aroma, great for storage


Bailin Town, Fuding City, Fujian Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 23, 2016

Production Date:

May 8, 2017

Net Weight:


Dry Leaf:  

Evenly compressed into a spherical cake shape, the cake is yellowish-brown

in color with some white hairs.


Obvious jujube fragrance and light herbal aroma along with some fruit aroma.


Bright orange yellow color


It is soft, smooth and full, and the sweet taste lingers long in the mouth

Tea Bush:

Fuding Dabaihao

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

Angel's Comment:

Obvious jujube aroma which lingers long at the cup after drinking, taste smooth and full.

This white tea was harvested in 2016. Although it has been stored for a period of time, it is still in transition period. The original green color has faded and turned into yellowish-brown color. Meanwhile, the tea itself and the aroma are changing quietly.


Different from the refreshing aroma of new harvested tea, this white tea is intertwined with natural jujube and light medicinal notes, which is very delightful. Its liquid is bright and clear; the most intuitive feeling of the entrance is sweetness and quickly spreads in the mouth. In addition, the liquid is very thick and smooth. Whether it is leisure time or busy working hours, come to a cup of the white tea, taste its liquid, feel the sweetness, and let the jujube fragrance full of our mouth, which is a wonderfully pleasant thing.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
203℉ / 95℃ 203℉ / 95℃
5g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 30s, 45s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 120s, 150s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Chaitou Shan Tea Garden is located in Fuding, the hometown of white tea. The plantation here is always surrounded by fog, creating the perfect conditions for the tea bushes to accumulate a rich array of microminerals and organic nutrients. The soil is red and yellow in color, signifying that it is rich in organic material. The tea plants growing here are mainly of the Fuding Dabaihao variety.

Chaitou Shan Tea Garden

This Shou Mei cake is produced in Fuding, a famous tea production area located in the northeast of Fujian Province. This area experiences a subtropical monsoon climate, characteristic of coastal areas, with about 1840 total hours of sunshine through the year, and an annual average temperature of 18.5C and rainfall of 1661.6mm.

Map of Fuding, Fujian

Tea Bush

This Shou Mei white tea cake is made from the leaves of the Fuding Dabaihao plant, also called Dahao for short. It propagates asexually and takes the form of a small tree.

Fuding Da Hao Tea Tree

In 1985 it was certified as a national tea plant variety, and can grow up to 2.8m high with a thick trunk. The spring tea from this bush contains 1.8% amino acids and 28.2% tea polyphenols, marking it as a high-quality base for making white tea.


Tea has been grown in Fujian for centuries, as it has always been important for commercial purposes and trade in ancient China. Originally the process of drying the leaves was followed by a meticulous variation of hot-air drying and sun drying, in order to remove excess water from the leaves; these methods eased the preservation process and helped the tea to sell. The leaves of this naturally-dried tea seemed to appear like the Shouxing’s, the longest-living man in mythology, long curved eyebrow (眉毛, meimao). As a result, people named this tea Shou Mei.

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