Verdant Tea 2018 Shou Mei & Mandarin Peel Dragon Pearls Tea Review

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

shou mei mandarin peel tea


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.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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