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Chunmee Special Grade 1


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Full-bodied delicate flavour with toast noteds and sweet plum-like character. Often called "Eyebrow Tea" because of the shape of the leaf. This is a top tea! Cup Characteristics: Full bodied delicate flavor with toasty notes. Mellow smokiness lending to sweet tobacco or plum character. The infusion is right and yellowish greenThe shape of the leaves is reminiscent of an eyebrow hence the word "mee or mei"which means eyebrow. Chunmee translated is "Precious Eyebrow". The leaves are hand-rolled in a traditional fashion and pan-fired requiring great skill since the final tea is considered a work of art. Patience great hand coordination temperature control and timing achieve a fine jade color leaf and mellow yellowish brew. This tea reminds us of the "Tea Emperor"Song which notes " ...it promotes such serenity that mundane cares fall away."Truly a blessing. This same emperor had this to say about tea plucking''Harvesting the leaves should begin well before daybreak and stop shortly after. Picking must be done with the fingernails not with the fingers lest the freshness and taste be contaminated... Leaves of whitish color shaped like sparrows' tongues or grains of corn are best. One leaf per shoot is ideal; two leaves per shoot next best if there are more the product will be inferior''.

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Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins

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