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Chunmee

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • Discover this excellent green tea from China's Zhejiang Province.  The shape of the leaves of this special grade tea resemble an eyebrow, hence the word "mee," meaning eyebrow.  The leaves are individually pinched and hand rolled in a traditional fashion, then pan fired.  Patience, temperature control, and timing produce a fine jade colored leaf.  This full bodied tea has delicate flavor with toasty undertones.  Green teas are best prepared with water that has cooled to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

     

  • Origin:  Zhejiang Province China

    Grade:  Special Chunmee Grade #1

    Altitude: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Non fermented, traditional process, Small batch crafted.

    Characteristics: Full bodied, delicate flavor with toasty notes. Mellow smokiness lending to sweet tobacco or plum character.



  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.


    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pi
    tcher.



  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW

     



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