Origin: Huangshan, Anhui Province, China
Harvested: April 2011
Appearance of the leaf: A very small delicately curled, olive coloured leaf.
Harvest: The newly harvested leaves are spread out in the sun to partially dry them and then repeatedly rolled, and gently kneaded into shape. Shaping the leaf is a highly skilled task. After shaping, the leaves are lightly baked.
Quality: The highest grade will have a curly appearance and be small in size. This tea is Organic certified by IMO according to USDA NOP and EEC standards
Infusions: 10g of this tea will make 9 cups of tea based on using 3g per cup, and using the leaves for 3 infusions.
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Quantity of tea: 2-3g for a cup of tea Temperature of water: 75-80C Number of infusions: 3-5
Either keep the leaves in your glass and continually top up with hot water, or infuse the leaves for around 2 minutes according to taste. For further infusions, add a few seconds on.
This tea is best enjoyed without milk.
Based on using 3g per cup, and using the leaves for 3 infusions-
10g of this tea will make 9 cups of tea
50g of this tea will make 50 cups of tea
100g of this tea will make 100 cups of tea
Click here for brewing instructions using Chinese methods and traditional tea ware. [hyperlink]
Chun mei tea gains its name from the delicate shape of it’s dried leaf, which is said to resemble the perfectly formed eyebrow of a beautiful woman.
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