Chun Mee Green Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

Picture of Chun Mee Green Tea
Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Chun Mee
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Chun Mee Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: Sep. 7, 2010

Commercial Description

... This organic and Fair Trade Certified tea produces a medium-bodied golden infusion with a slight fruity tartness that some liken to plums. A very faint smokiness can also be detected from the vigorous rolling and firing process.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A classic chun mee, pretty much what I'd expect for this type of tea.

Somewhat broken leaf, with a strong refreshing aroma, brews a dark cup. Dry leaf is very aromatic, smelling herbaceous and almost minty.

Aroma of the brewed cup is suggestive of gingerbread and fresh herbs. This tea is tangy, but it's not the most sour example of this style of tea, which tends to be on the sour side. Although I always find Chun Mee picky about brewing temperature, I found this tea a tiny bit more forgiving than normal.

Although the dry leaf did not look impressive (finely broken pieces--it looked more broken than the picture on the website suggests), I found this an above-average tea in terms of flavor.

A little pricier than other Chun Mee I've tried of similar quality, but this is understandable as it is both organic and fair trade certified. I find it is possible to find organic-certified Chun Mee for cheaper (see Upton's Chun Mee Dao Ming, slightly cheaper, or the MUCH cheaper Chun Mee Moon Palace, two of my favorites) but it's hard to find anything Fair Trade certified.
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