Tea: Organic Tender Tip Country Green (Organic Chunmee Green)

A Chun Mee from Foojoy - O Organic

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Brand:Foojoy
Style:Chun Mee
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of Organic Tender Tip Country Green (Organic Chunmee Green)

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6 of 104 of 55 of 573 of 100
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This was my first loose tea from Foojoy, and I was rather pleased. A good solid green that is both inexpensive and has good flavor. Although I had seen Foojoy loose teas in their tins at my local Asian market, I had never tried any since I was not ready to take a chance on about $9.50 for 8 ounces; a very good price, but me loathe to spend without tasting! So, many thanks to Alex Z. for sharing a sample with me!

My first steeping was a generous teaspoon of leaves, with about 8 ounces of water at 185 degrees F. Two minutes yielded a crisp, lightly refreshing brew with a fruity tartness and hint of smokiness. A second steeping at 3 minutes brought out a more herbaceous flavor with mineral (somewhat umami) tones, ending with a light bitterness, reminding me of some Japanese sencha teas.

This is one of those teas that is both time and temperature sensitive. Longer or hotter brews will make it bitter and twisted...

Overall, a good quality tea for a great price. Looking forward to trying other Foojoy loose teas.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on October 21st, 2013

This description is very close to how I perceived this tea, although I used different words.

I also find it to be very sensitive to brewing conditions...very easy to oversteep and especially sensitive to water that is too hot. I'm glad you enjoyed it; I've really been enjoying reading the reviews of the teas I sent you!

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