- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 78°C
- Steeping Time: 2 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: Medium Light
Precious Eyebrow ( Chun Mee )
This Precious Eyebrow tea originates from Anhui Province in China. Also known as Chunmee, it is the most popular green tea in China, consumed by millions every day. Our Precious Eyebrow is the highest grade of "eyebrow' tea available. The eyebrow-shaped, gently rolled green leaves yield a pleasantly aromatic and refreshing yellow infusion with a slight astringency and a provocative toasty plum-like aftertaste.
Story, Folklore, History...
The Eyebrow (Chun mee) Teas:Eyebrow teas are a group of uniquely eyebrow-shaped green leaves, and have been the daily green tea choice for most of China for over 400 years. The leaves are first steamed and withered, then hand curled with great skill into a thin needle-like shape with a slight curve, ressembling a thin feminine eyebrow.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Aroma: Grassy, citrus
Infusion Aroma: Very light, sweet citrus
Infusion Color: Pale amber
Base flavor: Fruity, plum-like aftertaste
Infusion Strength: Medium
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Health Benefits of Green Tea - by Richard Isaac
By now almost everyone is aware that green tea is good for your health – but why? Actually, there are health benefits to all teas, but green tea, white tea and lightly oxidized oolongs have more health promoting compounds within them than black tea. The more oxidized the tea leaf, the less antioxidants are present. If you are not a fan of the taste of green tea, but would still like to gain the health benefits associated with drinking tea, then a white tea might be more to your taste, or perhaps a green oolong like Iron Goddess.
Health Benefits of Green tea: EGCG
Epigallocathechin-Gallate is an antioxidant found in all teas, however the heavy oxidation of black teas damages a these catechin compounds. Actually, the oxidation...