Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2018

Refreshing & sweet, good for aging

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Fuding Shou Mei White Tea Cake 2018

Refreshing & sweet, good for aging

80% of 100

Bailin Town, Fuding City, Fujian Province, China

Harvest Date:

September, 2018

Production Date:

July 28, 2019

Plucking Standard:

One bud with two to three leaves

Net Weight:


Dry Leaf:  

Evenly compressed into a spherical cake shape, the cake is yellow and brown in color

with intact leaves and obvious white hairs


Faint scent and pekoe aroma, accompanied with a light of jujube fragrance


Bright yellow in color


Sweet, soft and smooth, with jujube and pekoe aroma

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:

Fresh and refreshing, it is recommended to store it.

TeaVivre's this Fuding white tea cake is harvested in autumn. At this time of year the temperature difference between day and night is relatively large. During the day, the sunlight and temperature allow tea to fully photosynthesize and accumulate abundant aromatic substances. The sharp drop in temperature in night allows the white tea to produce more pectin and soluble sugar, which is released into the liquid and make it sweeter. Compared with Shoumei picked in spring, the autumn Shoumei has more colors, mainly in the form of yellowish brown, dark green and other colors.

The tea leaves wake up and stretch naturally under the 90℃ hot water, and the substance inside the tea slowly melts into the water. At the first infusion, the taste has not come out completely, but it is still sweet and the sweetness spreads across the tongue after you drink it. Gradually, the taste becomes obvious, soft and smooth with pleasant aroma. No matter in hot summer or cold winter, a cup of Shoumei can help lighten your mood.

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, 25s, 40s, 50s, 70s, 90s, 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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