“Shou” means “Longevity,” and “Mei” means “Eyebrow.” The name Shoumei refers to the shape of its tea leaves which look like the eyebrows of a man who has lived a long life.
Shoumei can be picked from spring to autumn. After picking, the leaves and stem wither for several days to lessen the grassy scent and slightly ferment. Then, they are directly roasted into rough tea. Since Shoumei is minimally processed, the most significant feature of this white tea is that it retains its natural character.