This is a decent Chun Mee. Chun Mee teas are pretty standard, but I still enjoy a good one every once in a while, and this one is good.
light, sweet, vegetative taste with hints of flower. Quite enjoyable!
“This is a decent Chun Mee. Chun Mee teas are pretty standard, but I still enjoy a good one every once in a while, and this one is good. light, sweet, vegetative taste with hints of flower. ...” Read full tasting note
“Pretty standard Run-of-the-mill Chun Mee...not overly memorable but I will say the 'leaves' were a little different that others I have seen...more gray than others I have seen. This was...” Read full tasting note
“Nutty, smoky but sweet. This is a great everyday green tea. It is less sweet and slightly more smoky than other greens, so a perfect switch for black tea drinkers. It can withstand a large range...” Read full tasting note
“Well, this isn't the vegetal type of green tea that I'm used to. I let it cool, and when I took a sip it was very smokey and astringent, to things I'm not fond of. I think that they suggested 2-3...” Read full tasting note
Chun Mee Green Tea is produced in China and referred by the Chinese as “Precious Eyebrows”. The leaves are carefully hand rolled to the shape of eye-brows and then pan-fired. This tea produces a pale yellowish liquid and is known for its plum-like sweetness and smoothness. We offer a special grade Chun Mee that yields more smoothness than the standard grades.
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Nutty, smoky but sweet. This is a great everyday green tea. It is less sweet and slightly more smoky than other greens, so a perfect switch for black tea drinkers. It can withstand a large range of steep times and water temperatures and remains palatable even when bitter. The flavors are not at all one-sided, nor are they too elaborate. This tea will definitely keep me coming back for more. Also, I love the Chinese name for this tea: “Precious Eyebrows”!
Tasting notes: Grass, linen, honey, celery, kale, hickory
Well, this isn’t the vegetal type of green tea that I’m used to. I let it cool, and when I took a sip it was very smokey and astringent, to things I’m not fond of. I think that they suggested 2-3 tsp per 8oz is way too much, which might have contributed to the heavy smoke and astringency. For a fluffy tea, I can understand that much, but for small leaves, at a 2 minute steep? It seems like much too much. I’ll have to try this and the gunpowder again with less leaves and/or less time and see if that helps
This tea is very yellow. It doesn’t yield the caffeine levels I’m yearning for this morning, as I saw The Decemberis last night and now it’s work time. Needless to say it’s been a long morning with 4 infusions of this tea for about 20-25 seconds long and it’s still going. This tea reminds me of Oolong. It’s toasty tasting. Nothing to rave about, it’s what I had in my bag today. I’m longing for a really strong cup of tea right now, but this’ll do for now.
Loose. Appearance: leaves are small, gently rolled slate gray-green. They do look like greenish eyebrows (the name). They become much greener after steeping but lose their shape. Liquor: yellow with green tints. It is a warmer yellow on second infusion. Smell: smoky, earthy, but still green tea. I think it smells like a lot of other Chinese greens. (On just smell alone, I usually prefer the overt vegetal notes of a Japanese green.) Taste: The taste is nice and mellow, with only some bitterness. It is less sweet than other teas, and the smoky notes of the smell come through – and become stronger as it cools. When it very first hits the palate there is a vegetal (dark leafy green) taste, but that tends to fade into a lingering astringency and smoky aftertaste. The second infusion is even smoother and smokier. (Some chun mee teas are said to have a plum flavor and I don’t get that at all). It’s not my favorite green tea but this is pleasant enough. 6/10