Ingredients: Green Tea, from organic cultivation
Country of origin: Yangtze, China
Caffeine content: Low
Antioxidant Level: High
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours
Preparation: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 75°C for 2 - 3 minutes
Description: Chun mee, also spelt zhen mei or sometimes chun mei, meaning precious eyebrows. The leaf tends to have a greyish colour and a lightly-curved shape, suggestive of eyebrows, hence the tea's name. Chun mee is pan-fired like most Chinese green teas.
Our chun mee has a brisk flavour, hints of florals, sour not sweet with a slight smokiness. Chun mee is the highest grade of young hyson green tea but still tends to be relatively inexpensive. Chun mee is more easily oversteeped than some types of green tea. As with many green teas, but more noticeably with this type, it is especially important to make sure that the temperature of the water is not too hot, and the steeping time is not too long.
Serving Suggestion: Steve enjoys this tea with the addition of peppermint. Liza prefers the second brew of the leaves. For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.