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Chun Mee is an unusual but popular, classic green tea produced in China, where the name means 'Precious Eyebrow'. It is named Chun Mee because the leaves are rolled into the shape of eyebrows and then pan-fried. This 100g pack of loose leaf Chun Mee tea has a delightful pale yellow/green colour.
Brisk and invigorating, Chun Mee has a subtle sweetness. It is not as sweet as other green teas. It is well balanced with a clean taste that will cleanse the palate.
Green tea is said to boost metabolism, increase fat burn and protect the skin. Green tea contains Epigallocatechin Gallate, a natural of antioxidant. It is believed the bioactive compounds in green tea can improve brain function.
When you feel like you need a detox, green tea should be your go to cuppa. Start your day with a Chun Mee green tea and you will feel cleansed and refreshed.
Using traditional methods of blending and tasting, this tea has been carefully crafted by the Miles team, using Miles experTeas!
Based on the edge of Exmoor and on Somerset’s coastline, we take inspiration from our beautiful surroundings to create a cuppa that embodies a little escape, evoking memories of a holiday in the West Country, with each sip. Our attention to detail and experience ensures a consistent, flavourful tea that will see you constantly topping up your mug.
100% Green tea
Green tea is best made with hot water that has reached 80˚c, not quite at boiling point (in this instance a watched pot shouldn’t boil!). A trick to get your water to 80˚c is to boil the water and then transfer it to a cold jug before you pour the water from the jug into your teapot or mug. When you’re making green tea you do not need to warm your teapot ahead of making the tea. Use one teaspoon of loose-leaf tea per person. Pour the hot water over the tea to release its full flavour and allow to brew for 3 minutes. If you like your tea strong add more tea, don't steep for longer as this will turn the flavours bitter.
Green tea is best served on its own, without milk or lemon.
Miles’ Chun Mee is available in packs of 100g or 1kg of loose leaf tea.
The subtle flavour of green tea lends itself to being enjoyed with mild flavoured foods. If you are enjoying a cup first thing in the morning, melon will complement green tea and makes for a healthy breakie!
Make sure you store your tea in an airtight container – a tin is better than plastic, or seal up the packaging it arrives in. Although tea feels dry, it contains 3% moisture and oils that are essential to its flavour. If not properly stored these can evaporate. Keep your tea in a fairly cool, dry place, which is out of sunlight and try to keep away from any spices that could taint the flavour.
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