This Aged Shou Mei delivers many infusions of delightful sipping and can even be boiled after your finished with the gaiwan for further sipping! The dry leaves emit hints of dried fruit and grape leaves and brew to a clear, glowing golden-bronze liquor that reminded me of sweet raisins. The liquor flavour keeps that sweet aspect but leans more to the prune side and has a fantastic lingering effect that finishes with a creaminess that fills the mouth. Later infusions (7 and later) started to reveal some woody and mineral notes but still had a lingering sweetness. After many infusions the tea was still going strong. I also boiled this tea fresh (no gaiwan brewing first – but you can if you want). It doesn’t have any hints of bitterness or astringency.
Aged Shou Mei – 2014
$18.00 – $199.00
only a few left.
Dry Leaf: dried fruit, grape leaves
Liquor Colour: crystal clear golden-bronze
Liquor Aroma: sweet raisins
Flavour: prune (dried), lingering sweetness, creamy finish
Mouthfeel: full, bright & clean
Gaiwan Lid: light perfume