China Chun Mee Tea
The leaf grade is far superior to ground versions used for tea bags and it is also recognised as being a non-fermented Green Tea, which means it retains most of its beneficial vitamins. And there is more as Chun Mee Green Tea can also boost the metabolism, helping to burn fat quicker and more efficiently in the body. It can also reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes, improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function and offer stress relief. But none of that beats its superb taste; all of that from a tea named after eyebrows! Who would have thought?
The so-called “Precious Eyebrow Tea” is one of the hundreds if not thousands if not millions of different Green Tea types. But where did it all begin? China, of course! And when? 2737 BCE, supposedly! According to legend, the Chinese Emperor of the time, Shennong, had come to rest under an unknown tree, napping in the midday sun with a glass of hot water by his side. When he awoke he found that leaves from the above tree had fallen into his drink and in his fascination, he decided to try the new infusion. The tree above had turned out to be a tea tree while the drink itself had turned out to be, well, delicious. And so a new beverage was born, or so the story goes.
The first known records of Green Tea consumption date to the late eighth century in a book entitled “Ch’a Ching”, meaning “Tea Classic”. It was written by Lu Yu, a man now credited for being the first to discover the health benefits of Green Tea. It was not long after that the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) adopted the use of Green Tea in its holistic healing approach to medicine. According to TCM, tea leaves were (and in some cases, still are) used to promote body fluid production, clear heat and phlegm and improve digestion. Today, some of these health benefits have proven to be true. Read on and find out more.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.