Chun Mee

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Chun Mee

Loose leaf chun mee, showing small gray-green, slightly curved tea leaves
Loose leaf chun mee, showing the typical curved shape, suggestive of eyebrows.
Chun mee(珍眉), also spelled zhen mei or sometimes chun mei, meaning precious eyebrows, is a style of Chinese green tea. Chun mee is the highest grade of young hyson green tea, but still tends to be relative inexpensive.

Chun mee tends to have a brisk flavor, sour and not very sweet. Many, but not all examples of this tea have a light to moderate smokiness, much less than most gunpowder green tea. High-quality chun mee can exhibit fruity or floral tones in their aroma.

Chun mee is pan-fired like most Chinese green teas. The leaf tends to have a grayish color and a lightly-curved shape, suggestive of eyebrows, hence the tea's name.

This variety is grown in many provinces of China, including Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and others; it is also produced outside of China, including in Darjeeling, India.

Preparation and Brewing

Chun mee is more easily oversteeped than some types of green tea. As with many green teas, but more noticeably with this type, it is especially important to make sure that the temperature of the water is not too hot, and the steeping time is not too long. Even high quality Chun mee tea can become acidic and astringent to the point of being undrinkable if it is brewed with water that is too hot.

Chun mee can be a good tea to choose as a base for blending with mint, to prepare Moroccan mint tea or a similar blend.

Best Chun Mee

The notion of the "best" Chun Mee is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Chun Mei Green Tea (Zhen Mei)

Chun Mei Green Tea (Zhen Mei)

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
49
3 Ratings
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Organic Tender Tip Country Green (Organic Chunmee Green)

Brand:Foojoy
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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ZG42: Chun Mee Dao Ming

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
Picture of ZG15: China Chun Mee

ZG15: China Chun Mee

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Chun Mee

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Chun Mei Green Tea (Zhen Mei)

Chun Mei Green Tea (Zhen Mei)

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
49
3 Ratings

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