Organic Chunmee "Eyebrow" Green Tea
Organic Chunmee Green Tea (“Precious Eyebrows” Tea)
Chunmee green tea has a unique flavor profile. Absent what is often called a “chestnut note” common in many other Chinese green teas, Chunmee is a smooth tasting green tea with a subtle lingering sweet/sour aftertaste which some tea drinkers compare to a plum flavor. Chunmee is a well-balanced tea that holds up well to many different foods when served with morning or evening meals.
To create the unique shape of the tea leaves for a Chunmee tea, the hand plucked tea leaves are processed by withering and then steaming to stop the oxidation process and maintain a green leaf. The final step is pan-firing and during this process the leaves are hand-rolled using controlled movements while monitoring the temperature and firing time. The creating of the eyebrow shape has been perfected for centuries going back to the Ming Dynasty and this artisan prepared tea is still one of the most popular green teas in China.
How to Prepare Chunmee Green Tea
Heat water (filtered, if possible) to a low boil and let cool to 180 degrees, add one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Infuse the tea for 2–3 minutes depending on taste preference. Can be infused a second time.
INGREDIENTS: Organic green tea. Origin: Anhui Province, China.