Today we are going to talk about our Chun Mee Green tea. If you go to a grocery store and just find a generic Green tea it's most likely going to be a Chun Mee. As we've talked about in previous Tea Academies our Chun Mee, which is a Green tea, is oxidized between a White tea (which is a unprocessed or unoxidized tea) and a Black tea; making it semi-oxidized.
To make a cup we use one teaspoon of tea per eight ounces of water. If you're using a tea bag that will suffice as well. Next take 175 degree water and pour it over our tea leaves. Then set a timer for 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes is up we will pour it over a hand mesh strainer. If you're using a tea bag or tea ball now would be the time to remove that. When you take a sip it's a perfect middle ground for a Green tea. If you really dig into it, it has notes of plum, apricot and a subtle sweetness, but a really nice depth.
If you go a little lighter on the Green tea spectrum you would find our Young Hyson; or you can go darker with a Gunpowder or a Sencha Green tea. Most importantly, remember the time and temperature. With Green teas it's really important that you no get it too hot and that you don't steep it for too long, or the leaves will burn and the tea will be very very bitter. And that's our Chun Mee Green Tea! Available here
in loose leaf and tea bags.