This is pressed Shou Mei (寿眉) white tea cake from the "Shun Ming Dao" Brand.
This is a high quality Shou Mei that is incredibly smooth to drink. Deep and thick sweet fruity taste with a vanilla after-finish. It's also very infusable (takes many steepings) and can also not be overbrewed. It performs well brewed western style. Take a chunk an throw in a thermos of hot water and hit the road. An hour or more later you'll be rewarded with a thick creamy brew rich with spices and vanilla!
Smooth and creamy shou mei! Don't let the coarse leaves of this tea fool you. It's very sweet and full bodied with a vanilla spicy sweetness.
There is a saying in Chinese in regards to aging white teas: 一年茶、三年药、七年宝 - First Year it's Tea, In the Third Year it's Medicine, after Seven Years it's Treasure!
2013 Spring harvest, 2014 pressing.
300 Grams Per Cake