Precious Eyebrow (Chunmee) from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

This Precious Eyebrow tea originates from Anhui Province, 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 leaves yield a pleasantly aromatic and refreshing yellow infusion with a slight astringency and a provocative plum-like aftertaste.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Precious Eyebrow is one of those teas that I don’t often drink, but, when I do finally get around to having a cup, I wish I had made time for it sooner.

This is one of the nicer Chunmee teas I’ve tasted.  It has a light vegetal tone to it – not so much “grassy” as it is like steamed spinach, perhaps with a bit of melted butter on top.  It has a very mellow, smooth taste to it, with nutty undertones and a delectable fruity note in the background.

There is very little astringency to this tea, and no bitterness.  Just a sweet, roasted nut flavor with mild “green” tones and a sweet, juicy finish.  The aftertaste is a mellow nutty flavor with hints of smoke.

Chunmee is one of those teas that every green tea drinker should keep on hand for when they want a delicious, easy-going tea.  It’s delicious served hot or iced.

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