Shou Mei (White Tea Cake)
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Shou Mei (White Tea Cake)
Shou Mei means "Old Man's Eyebrow" in Chinese and is a unique white tea produced in Fujian Province. This tea famous for its medicinal benefits, such as improving the immune system, skin complexion, and is mildly detoxing. Compressed in cake form, Shou Mei is a good candidate for aging: the taste of the tea will become sweeter and the medicinal benefits will be more intense over time.
Instructions:
Basic preparation;
Before brewing, hot rinse this tea by pouring boiling water over the leaves and discarding the water. Use 2 teaspoons of tea (about a quarter sized piece) per 8-12 oz of water. Steep for 2 minutes with boiling water.

If you are interested in a lighter brew try using 1 teaspoon of tea.

If you are interested in a stronger brew try steeping for 3+ minutes.

This tea re-steeps excellently a second and third time. To reuse the same leaves, brew successive infusions, not letting the tea sit out for more than an hour. Infuse the tea in the same way as the first steeping, but increase the steep time by one minute for each infusion.
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