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The name ‘Chunmee’ always makes me laugh – I mean precious eyebrows? I consider my eyebrows to be a lot of things but ‘precious’ generally isn’t one of them. The dry tea does sort of bear a resemblance I guess – the leaves are twisted into short little curves, though to me it’s still a bit of a stretch.

The tea brews up fairly dark for a green tea, turning the water a sort of dark-golden colour. Right away I can taste the sourness in the description, it’s not exactly gack-worthy but it takes some getting used to. In my head it’s not so much like sour plums as it’s comparable to a crisp, dry, white wine like a sauvignon blanc. The body of the tea is rather grassy and the aftertaste has a touch of sweet that I wish was a bit stronger.

The resteep (@ 3:30 min) is much mellower, but it still has a hint of that dry, grass-like sourness. The sweetness at the end is a bit stronger however – possibly because the other flavour elements aren’t drowning it out.

All in all I’d say that this isn’t my cup of tea (pun not intended…okay maybe a little) although I think that might be down to personal tastes rather than this being a crappy tea – I haven’t really tried enough chunmees to form an option of how this particular tea holds up to others of the same kind.

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Suzi

You won’t realize how precious your eyebrows are until you do a bad job lighting a gas fire and burn those suckers right off.

(I haven’t actually done this, but one of my friends burnt off half an eyebrow lighting her BBQ. It never quite grew back.)

Jillian

Mythbusters’ Adam Savage – “Am I missing an eyebrow?”
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gmathis

Piffle .. this is the third time I’ve tried to post this comment and I’m beginning to wonder if it’s worth the read … in short … favorite Mythbusters wallpaper is google-able, still, buried deep on the Discovery.com website, but it’s Adam and Jamie in Victorian garb sipping tea.

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Suzi

You won’t realize how precious your eyebrows are until you do a bad job lighting a gas fire and burn those suckers right off.

(I haven’t actually done this, but one of my friends burnt off half an eyebrow lighting her BBQ. It never quite grew back.)

Jillian

Mythbusters’ Adam Savage – “Am I missing an eyebrow?”
XD

gmathis

Piffle .. this is the third time I’ve tried to post this comment and I’m beginning to wonder if it’s worth the read … in short … favorite Mythbusters wallpaper is google-able, still, buried deep on the Discovery.com website, but it’s Adam and Jamie in Victorian garb sipping tea.

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I’m a university student in her twenties who’s currently working her way toward a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree. I love both science and science-fiction and I’m a history nut on top of that. Maybe I should just call myself a nerd and leave it there. ;)

I’ve been drinking tea since I was young but it’s only in the past couple years that I’ve become interested in the good-quality stuff.

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