For many, green tea is an acquired taste, and once acquired, Chun Mee is the perfect tea to sip slowly to pick out the unique notes and undertones. It can be a meditative experience, great for chilly fall and winter afternoons.
From the mild and floral to the bright and intense, there’s no shortage of green tea varieties available, but there are fewer varieties bolder than Chun Mee. If you’re a green tea fan, you’ll definitely be into the concentrated flavors of Chun Mee - it’s tangy and acidic with just a hint of sweetness and the classic toasty finish that green tea fans love.
Like many of the world’s most popular teas, Chun Mee was originally grown in China, a nation with one of the richest tea cultures in the world, backed by centuries of tradition and expertise. Observe the loose, intact tea leaves and the meaning of “Chun Mee” becomes clear -- it translates directly to “precious eyebrows,” a perfect name for the long, delicate and slightly dusty-looking leaves.
As if we needed another reason to love this powerhouse of a tea, Chun Mee is also incredibly rich in vitamins. Many tea varieties are fermented, but Chun Mee isn’t, and due to the fact that it skips that process it retains a lot of its nutritional value. As with other teas, loose leaf is best since the shape of the leaves is also retained. Once you’ve made it at home for the first time, it’s also very easy to adjust it to your flavor preference by adding more -- or less -- leaves to your teapot. If you prefer to add milk, sugar or honey to your tea, Chun Mee is great with any and all of those. There’s no wrong way to enjoy tea!