Today I am reviewing Verdant Tea 2018 Shou Mei & Mandarin Peel Dragon Pearls.
Apparently this is an aged shou mei white tea pressed into dragon pearls with chenpi (aged mandarin peel).
Brand: Verdant Tea / Wu Family
Tea: Shou Mei & Mandarin Peel Dragon Pearls
Tea Varietal: Da Bai
Vintage: Spring, 2018
Elevation: 600 Meters
Origin: Wuyangcun, Xiapu, Fujian, China
Amount of Tea: 1 Dragon Pearl
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds – 60 Seconds
Mandarin is certainly the dominant flavor, but it is fairly light, accompanied by typical shou mei herbal/earth notes.
It has become tart and almost drinks sort of like it’s food, rather then a beverage.
It’s quite thirst-quenching and almost feels nourishing in a way.
Flavor notes: Mandarin orange, tart, earth, sweet soil, and minerals.