Shu Mee White Tea

Shu Mee White Tea

Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis

Origin: China

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SKU: 401068-01Size: 1 lb

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Shu Mee White Tea

White Tea leaves are picked early in the season when the buds are fresh and tender, then the leaves are gently dried. White tea undergoes the least processing - the leaves are simply withered and dried. This method maintains higher levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamins, while also yielding much less caffeine than the other tea varieties. Shu Mee White Tea brews to a light golden-red color and has a slightly sweet and delicate taste with no grassy undertones, and delivers a mellow slightly nutty taste.

Daily serving size: Pour 8 oz of simmering water (185-195° F preferred) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.

Packaging: To preserve freshness, aroma, and potency, our 1 lb loose teas are packaged in a polyfoil bag with a re-sealable zipper closure, protecting the contents from light exposure and moisture.

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I love this tea. I was drinking green tea but this has even less caffeine and has great flavor. I think caffeine aggravates my vata, and besides, i seldom crave an "upper", so this is much better.
I usually brew it together with tulsi and mint.

by Loohan on September 19, 2016

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This is a very smoothe white tea I can recommend it. Prior to Starwest I bought all my white tea at Peet's Coffee and Tea. This is less expensive and every bit as good.

by bill on January 26, 2016

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Good tea at good price

Lots of stems in bag,but great taste. I will order this from now on. The place I used to order from is always out of whit peony. The order was processed quickly and arrived in a couple of days.

by Hgrgjim on September 16, 2014

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delicate and pleasant tea

I used to drink a lot of black and green tea. I bought Shu Mee tea to have more delicate tea for the evenings. I was surprised how good this tea was. It's has a delicate but very pleasant taste.

by anna on August 21, 2014

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A Rare & Delicate Tea

White teas are the least processed teas, thereby allowing the drinker to taste the most delicate essences of the tea plant. There are two major divisions of white tea - Silver Needle and Shu Mee. I have read that Silver Needle is the new buds of the same species of Camellia Sinensis that is used for all the other kinds of tea made. But Shu Mee is the new buds of another species of Camellia Sinensis. There are different teas made of this species too, but I have only ever seen Shu Mee offered for sale in the West. To my taste, Shu Mee is the softest kind of tea I have ever experienced. It is full of nuance. There are many green leaf flavors and smells. Silver Needle is more astringent; more in the direction of green tea.

I used to drink a wide range of teas but now have settled on Shu Mee alone. Starwest Botanicals is the only place I know of where I can buy it in bulk. I buy a pound every 2-3 months. What Starwest Botanicals sends me has been consistent for years. It looks just like the photo - small whole leaves, broken only by handling.

by Paul Parks on July 30, 2014

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Good service nice product

This tea is a bit rougher cut then the other tea I was drinking but when brewed it was a mellow comforting tea to drink. I am happy with the product and the service.

by Lori Jo on July 23, 2014

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