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Our Review
This is the green tea that many of us and our parents grew up with, so many of us crave its roasted and assertive flavors. It is made from the tougher leaves that are fixed green and then fired for an extended period in a hot rotating oven.
Dry Leaves Grayish green leaves rolled into a semi-circle. It is easy to see where the name Chun Mee comes from: eyebrows.
Liquor Bright yellow.
Aroma Definitely charred vegetal aromas.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body Medium bodied from heavy roasting.
Flavors The flavor of leeks that have been left on the grill for a very long time.
Brewing Time 2 to 3 minutes
Brewing Temperature 175° F

Chun Mee

When John Harney started in the tea trade over 30 years ago, there were just two green tea offerings from China: Gunpowder and Chun Mee. Therefore, many people are already very familiar with and enjoy the charred, sharp flavor.
When John Harney started in the tea trade over 30 years ago, there were just two green tea offerings from China: Gunpowder and Chun Mee. Therefore, many people are already very familiar with and enjoy the charred, sharp flavor.
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Chun Mee - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-194
$2.00
Chun Mee - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44456
$7.25
Chun Mee - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41877
$22.50

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When John Harney started in the tea trade over 30 years ago, there were just two green tea offerings from China: Gunpowder and Chun Mee. Therefore, many people are already very familiar with and enjoy the charred, sharp flavor.

Customer Reviews

missa

5/27/14

white tea
Average Review:

best ever sipped!

Keith

4/10/14

Wonderful interesting tea
Average Review:

I infuse this 4 times (though # 4 is a bit weak) for 2 minutes nad 2 1/2 minutes for the later infusions. I get a slight smokey quality from #2 &3 but #1 actually tastes of strawberries. I never get any bitterness unless I forget and leave it steep too long (although #3 or $ could go longer without any problems). I get less vegetal character from this than other teas but would agree with the surprising sense of full body in this green. Every cup is different in a steeping cycle. May be one of my new favorites

diane

5/31/13

very light taste, a little bitter
Average Review:

Chun mee has a very light taste and is a little bitter. this tea tastes great with limes and a little sugar.

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