Hindbaersnitter Shou Mei from 52Teas. . . . . .

Normally I am not a lover of Shou Mei blends. I find the base can get a little soapy at times. This tea definitely does not have that problem. Instead the base is buttery and maybe a touch floral, which in this case is working with the other flavors in the blend as opposed to working against them like so many other white teas/shou meis I have tried.

The buttery element of the base helps to sell the concept of the pastry notes while the floral notes contribute to the raspberry flavor that really shines. Jammy and bright. On top of all that, there is a sweetness to this tea that can only be reflective of a sugary glaze.

Now I personally have never had a hindbaersnitter, at least not that I can recall, but if this is truly representative of what they taste like, I am sure I would be a fan. Yum!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: White Tea
Where to Buy: 52Teas

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3 thoughts on “Hindbaersnitter Shou Mei from 52Teas. . . . . .

  1. A quick question – is this the blend that I crafted or the one from Frank? If it’s my blend, it was made with White Peony. 🙂

    1. I will have to double check but I think it’s yours. Could explain why I didn’t hate the base tea though 😛

      1. Yeah, if it’s mine – then it’s White Peony. I made a couple of teas with Shou Mei when we first took over (some of the reblends) but I decided that I prefer White Peony so I switched over. I still use Shou Mei on occasion in blends with Houjicha – I think that it’s well suited for this blend – the two provide a really nice, rustic flavor together. But that’s another tea story!

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