Chinese Green Tea
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 80Â°C ~ 3-5 mins
Country of Origin: China.
Region: South western near the Yangtze river.
Grade: Special Chun Mee.
Altitude: 1500 - 6200 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Traditional.
Infusion: Bright green with amber highlights.
Cup Characteristics: A delightful tea with expansive flavour notes that tend strong and tangy with a slight sweetness.
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, from organic cultivation.
Caffeine Content: Caffeinated.
In China, this tea is very popular and it's tradition is very old. This tea has influenced the European tea lovers idea of green tea. Chun Mee means "precious eyebrow," because the dried shape of the leaf is reminiscent of the classical shape of the eyebrows of Chinese beauties.
Chun Mee can be drunk at any time of the day.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb is to double the amount of tea used per cup. When the tea has cooled a little pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Cold Brew Method
Place the tea in a jug and add cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
Best green tea for price, by a very wide margin
A lovely green tea that I keep on coming back to. Extremely good for the price, I brew the first pot for 3.5 minutes at around 80C, and then a second pot for ~6 minutes at around 95C and it is always excellent.
Zack F | Nottingham | December 2022