(Chinese Organic Green Tea)
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
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.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180°F or 80°C. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup let the tea steep for about 3-5 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavour of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, not only do they foretell your fortune but you can see the bud and shoots presenting themselves, looking like they are about to be plucked.
Some people find the first infusion too strong, and so 'wash' the tea by discarding it.
Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn (previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends to be flat tasting), steep for 2-4 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup and enjoy.
Milk and sugar not recommended as green tea is normally enjoyed ‘straight-up’.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add more tea. When the tea has cooled, pour over ice and serve.
A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
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