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When I read through the TeaFrog listing, I had to have this tea. I don’t really know why, but a pan fried green tea translating to “precious eyebrows” seemed intriguing. Overall, the tea is delicious. I used a little more for my standard pot than I normally would. I brewed for two minutes, hot with no additives.

The dried leaves are small, dark and curly, this is from the pan frying. The brewed tea has all of the attributes of typical green with a bonus. The aroma is vegetal with a little toast to it, the liquor is a pale brown color, the taste is similar to Dragonwell, it is definitely vegetal, but it is smooth and not bitter, I have the feeling if oversteeped it would get bitter, but right now it is not. Finally, the tea finishes with a sweet aftertaste. Absolutely fantastic.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Yes, oversteeped chun mee does have a tendency to get devilishly bitter. I agree with everything here, I’ve been rather enjoying my own. :)

Cofftea

The Tea Farm uses this as a base for, at least some, of their flavored greens.

Cinoi

I have to try more chun mee teas, they are fantastic. Also, I would love to order from The Tea Farm, as in I really want to try the Pineapple Green, but I have to deplete my current selection first :)

Cofftea

Maybe if you ask Ricky nicely:)

Cinoi

Maybe…

Ricky

Haha, oh hi! I’d be happy to share =]

Ricky

I was getting the same feeling → Chun Mee tastes like Dragonwell

Cinoi

I’d love to share, get a swap or a traveling situation going :)

Angrboda

I only recently got my hands on a dragonwell. I didn’t recognise the similarities. Now I’m going to have to do a test and compare! :D

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Angrboda

Yes, oversteeped chun mee does have a tendency to get devilishly bitter. I agree with everything here, I’ve been rather enjoying my own. :)

Cofftea

The Tea Farm uses this as a base for, at least some, of their flavored greens.

Cinoi

I have to try more chun mee teas, they are fantastic. Also, I would love to order from The Tea Farm, as in I really want to try the Pineapple Green, but I have to deplete my current selection first :)

Cofftea

Maybe if you ask Ricky nicely:)

Cinoi

Maybe…

Ricky

Haha, oh hi! I’d be happy to share =]

Ricky

I was getting the same feeling → Chun Mee tastes like Dragonwell

Cinoi

I’d love to share, get a swap or a traveling situation going :)

Angrboda

I only recently got my hands on a dragonwell. I didn’t recognise the similarities. Now I’m going to have to do a test and compare! :D

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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