Hindbaersnitter Shou Mei from 52Teas. . . . . .

Normally I am not a lover of Shou Mei blends. I find the base can get a little soapy at times. This tea definitely does not have that problem. Instead the base is buttery and maybe a touch floral, which in this case is working with the other flavors in the blend as opposed to working against them like so many other white teas/shou meis I have tried.

The buttery element of the base helps to sell the concept of the pastry notes while the floral notes contribute to the raspberry flavor that really shines. Jammy and bright. On top of all that, there is a sweetness to this tea that can only be reflective of a sugary glaze.

Now I personally have never had a hindbaersnitter, at least not that I can recall, but if this is truly representative of what they taste like, I am sure I would be a fan. Yum!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: 52Teas

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Hey there! My name is Rachel. I’m a twenty-something from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who loves dogs and has a bit of an obsession with tea. As a child I hated the stuff since all I ever knew was Red Rose (no offense to Red Rose). However, a few years ago that all changed. I was on a diet and desperate for new flavors without adding calories and that’s when I turned to tea. I started off by going to DAVIDsTEA and Teavana for all their dessert-inspired flavors, and since I didn’t know any better, I bought 100 grams each of about twenty-something different teas. This was okay for the teas I liked but for those I didn’t I needed to find some way of getting rid of them.

Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.

About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.

3 thoughts on “Hindbaersnitter Shou Mei from 52Teas. . . . . .

  1. liberteas says:

    A quick question – is this the blend that I crafted or the one from Frank? If it’s my blend, it was made with White Peony. 🙂

      • liberteas says:

        Yeah, if it’s mine – then it’s White Peony. I made a couple of teas with Shou Mei when we first took over (some of the reblends) but I decided that I prefer White Peony so I switched over. I still use Shou Mei on occasion in blends with Houjicha – I think that it’s well suited for this blend – the two provide a really nice, rustic flavor together. But that’s another tea story!

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