Shou Mei Classic White Tea from Upton Tea Imports

shoumeiclassicTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Upton Tea Imports

Tea Description:

This fine selection from Fujian province boasts a delicate herbaceous aroma, full flavor, and clean finish. The well-balanced cup has a subtle sweetness with delicate walnut flavor nuances. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I don’t drink as many white teas as I do other tea types, and I’m not sure if that’s because I don’t find as many “unique” white teas out there, or if it’s just because I prefer other tea types over white tea.  But I do certainly enjoy white teas … especially later in the afternoon and early evening … when I’m starting to wind down.  I find the flavor of a white tea to be calming.  The gentle, delicate notes relax me.

And this Shou Mei Classic White Tea from Upton Tea Imports produces a perfect calming, relaxing cuppa.

The flavor is soft and sweet, with vegetative notes.  I usually call white tea’s vegetative qualities “hay-like” and that description suits this tea well too.  There is a warm, nutty quality to this cup, as the above notes from Upton suggest … it is almost like a walnut-type note.  I don’t know that what I’m tasting here is walnut … but it is nutty and pleasant.

The finish is subtle and there is very little noticeable astringency to this cup.  The aftertaste is a barely-there whisper of sweetness that lingers on the palate.

Overall, a really pleasing Shou Mei.

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