Shou mei tea is a type of white tea which produced in the Fuding county in the Fujian province in China, shou Mei literally means Long Noble Life Eyebrow, due to its thin and crescent-shaped leaves that resemble eyebrows, hence its name. Shou Mei tea is a Chinese white tea characterized by its fragrant, sweet and bold flavor.
With a combination of tea buds and crescent-shape tea leaves, shou mei tea contains fewer leaf tips than other white teas, but with greater strength. Shou mei tea is a good choice for tea lovers who want a stronger taste of white tea.
Shou mei tea is from the ecological tea garden in Taimu Mountain area in Fuding, Fujian Province, at an elevation of between 600 and 900 meters, this area is 80% covered by natural forests. The weather here is warm and humid with abundant rainfall, and the tea plantation itself is always surrounded by a thin fog, which together create the perfect conditions for tea bushes to accumulate a wide array of microminerals and other organic nutrients
Shou mei Tea Benefits
Shou mei tea has great health benefits. As with other white tea type, shou mei tea has a small amount of caffeine present, making it a popular substitute for people who want to eliminate coffee from their diet and is helpful for boosting your metabolism on a daily basis.
Full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, shou mei tea helps lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, improve blood circulation and regulate sugar levels.
Shou mei tea helps speed up the metabolism which prevents storing fat in your body and in that way aids you in losing the weight.
Shou mei tea helps both to lower your blood pressure as well as reduce bad cholesterol levels.
The stimulating action of shou mei tea will not only keep your mind alert, but it also stimulates your metabolism.
How to brew Shou Mei Tea
Use a porcelain gaiwan or a glass teapot to brew shou mei tea
Brew in Chinese Gongfu Method:
Serving Size: 3g
Water: 150ml with temperature of around 95℃
6 steeps: rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 45s, 65s, 85s
Rinse time is around 5 seconds.