Chunmee brews a sweet cup that has notes of dry plum and hints of smoke. This loosely-rolled Chinese green tea yields a slightly darker liquor than many green teas. A longer brew yields a strong cup, great for your morning tea ritual. For an afternoon pick-me-up, brew for a shorter time to yield a pleasantly lighter brew.
Chunmee means "precious eyebrow" in Mandarin. It is named as such for the shape of the tea leaf, like a carefully shaped woman's eyebrow.
Chinese Green Tea*.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a level teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 190° F (before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Simply add to your infuser one level teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 190° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.