Anhui Province is not only renowned scenery in China, but also the significant originate of Chun Mei. Chun Mei Green Tea has a tight and slightly curly shape in deep green color. This tea has a mellow taste, thick fragrance. If you love to drink tea in the big cup, and favor tea with long-lasting flavor, this Chun Mei would be a perfect choice for you.
The tea leaves of Chun Mei are in curly and tight shape due to its process of rolling – tea leaves will be put in a round bamboo basket and went with hands into strip shapes. After running, the leaves will be then fry-dried, in the meantime continuously. When water in the leaves to about 20%, the tea workers will rub the tea leaves with hands gently. Thus the dry leaves could present apparent tips. This process is the key to forming the Yun Wu green tea’s appearance.
Mountain has a temperate climate both in summer and winter. The average temperature here is 11.4℃, which produces a unique and advantaged environment for planting tea trees.
Chun Mei sprouts are earlier than other tea species, usually in late March in Spring. Buds grow quickly and healthily in large numbers. New flushes are intense and short, with little pekoe. Leaf is in green color, has a stiff resistance of cold, which is suitable for making green tea and black tea. The spring buds contain 3.7% amino acid, 18.5% tea polyphenol, 12.1% EGCG and 4.0% caffeine. This species is a suitable material for making Que She, Chun Mei and other famous high-quality green teas.
Brief Health Info
Just like all green teas, our Chun Mei Green Tea has high levels of antioxidants that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote right skin tone and help reduce the effects of aging. Also containing vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, TeaVivre’s TaiPing HouKui also promotes healthy teeth and bones.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
History of Chun Mei Green Tea
Anhui Mountains has s long history of planting tea trees. It can back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). It that the famous monk Hui Yuan lived there for over thirty years, gathered other monks and Buddhist together, spread the Buddhism and planted tea trees on the mountain. Till Ming Dynasty, the name of Chun Mei firstly showed in the book Annals of Anhui. Counting from this period, Chun Mei Green Tea has for over 300 years.