Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our Home Tea Chun Mee

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green and slightly curled
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 190 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic gaiwan
Liquor: greenish gold

Chun Mee, also known as "precious eyebrow", is a hand rolled green tea. The taste was smooth and buttery with mild fruity notes. The aftertaste was somewhat smokey and there was very little astringency. I prepared it in a gaiwan and was able to get several infusions out of a very small sample of leaves. That being said, this wasn't the best quality Chun Mee I've had. There were a lot of broken leaves and it wasn't quite as robust as I would have expected. That being said, for this price it was decent. I would recommend it for someone looking for a daily drinker or something to make iced tea with.

2 comments:

  1. Chun mee is one of those interesting kinds of green tea...I tend to not like average chun mee, but every now and then I find some unusually good ones, and they can be quite inexpensive.

    Have you tried Upton Tea Import's Chun Mee Dao Ming, or their Chun Mee Moon Palace? Those are my two favorites.

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  2. I've had some very good Chun Mee from Seven Cups that rather inexpensive as well. I've never tried any teas from Upton Tea Imports but something tells me that I should :)

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