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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White tea is the least processed tea. The leaves are simply withered and dried. White tea has a higher level of polyphenols that green tea. This tea brews to a light red color has a slightly sweet taste with no "grassy" undertones.

Directions: Prepare as a tea - Pour 6 oz of simmering water (185-195° F preferred) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes, strain, and serve.

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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

Product: Shu Mee White Tea

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