Nonpareil Jin Jun Mei * Golden Eyebrow Wuyi Black Tea 100g 3.5 oz

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Origin:
Fujian, China
Form:
Loose
Year:
2016
Packaging:
Bag
Rating:
*****
Net Weight:
100g (3.5 oz)
Year:
2019

Jin Jun Mei is one of the most exquisite examples of Chinese black tea which was created in 2005. It is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. In the July of 2005, Mr. Jiang Yuan Xun, the general manager of Wu Yi Zheng Shan tea company accompany guests from Beijing to Wuyi mountain. During their visit, they found some tender tea buds in Wuyi National Nature Reserve around 1800 meters above sea level. The gust suggested why not make some black tea with these buds? The buds were then sent to Tongmu village where the first black tea, lapsang souchong was created here 300 years ago. The tea master Mr. Liang Jun De conduct the experiment by himself, the process is based upon traditional lapsang souchong with improved fermentation. The tea is finally finished with a brand new black tea Jin Jun Mei.

Jin Jun Mei is made with tea buds only. Every 500 grams of this tea consists of 50,000 sprouts. As a skilled farmer could pluck 2,000 ones everyday, to make one pound of the tea, it takes 20 farmers a whole day to collect the shooots.

Delicately twisted leaves with a high concentration of golden tips distinguishes this tea from other black teas. The quality of the tea really shines through in this absolutely gorgeous black tea. The tea itself is stunning in it’s beauty, with tippy golden leaves that smelled malty yet bright. This tea brews up into a deep mahogany color, that holds a very bold, deep and crisp flavor. Be wary of over steeping as this is a high quality tea that can get bitter if brewed incorrectly. A full-bodied infusion deep red with a honey-like sweetness, a subtle milkiness and light coppery finish. The tea has enough flavor to be interesting, without the harsh astringency of some other varieties of black tea. It has a very comfortable taste and does not need anything added to it.

This is authentic Jin Jun Mei from Junde Tea Industry in Wuyi mountain.

Brewing Guide: Brewing this tea is straightforward: use filtered or spring water brought to a full boil, steep in a porcelain, ceramic or glass teapot for 3-5 minutes depending on your personal preference, pour into a cup and enjoy.

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  • 4
    A classic "Black" tea

    Posted by Tom Shields on 2019-03-27 6:32

    It isn't always easy to have consistency in certain teas sold from different vendors. I have had Jin Jun Mei from a few. This Jin Jun Mei is a very good representation (from my experience so far) of what is produced in China for export to other countries. I have heard it as considered a more refined and lighter tasting Lapsong Souchong (pine smoked "black" tea). I feel they are distinctly different teas. The leaves are small (early spring plucked I imagine), they have a fine dusty covering. It is a rich tea with a heavy mouth feel. The tea soup can almost be thirst quenching. I steep gongfu style and this tea has bold flavor. I do short steeps to get more of the nuances that can be had out of it. If steeped well it can have some nice complexities. Or you can have a strong rich cup! Jin Jun Mei is definitely a staple in my tea cupboard. While I have had the good fortune of having a more "organic" and small farm version of this style tea that I prefer, it isn't always easy to come by. Dragon Tea's version is as good as any that I have found regularly available. I like it very much.