One of the white tea varieties, Shoumei originates from the Fujian Province, China. Only tender buds with two leaves each are plucked in early spring.
The stout, young buds go through only withering and curing, bypassing the rolling process. The temperature for drying tends to be low and moderate.
The dry Shoumei leaves sport a natural form, greyish green on the surface and silvery white at the back. The leaves curl slightly at the edge, while the buds, leaves ant stems adjoin. The leaves give a clear, golden-orange infusion with smooth, velvety flavor and pleasant floral aroma. Balanced and rich, this is an all-day drink that helps dissipate heatiness in our internal system.
*Information from Purple Cane