Jun Shan Yin Zhen, a yellow tea made from the delicate fuzzy buds of Hunan grown tea, on first glance could be mistaken for an aged white tea. From the complex and savory aroma it quickly becomes apparent that it is a yellow tea, with notes of hay, corn and dried tomatoes. Yellow tea is a very unique style of tea that is a cross between a green and white tea. It has the best attributes of both sides and so enjoyable to drink. From the green tea side it gets its sweetness and tropical fruit taste and from the white side it gets a delicate yet pronounced taste. It also gets the steeping ability from white, which allows it to be brewed many times.
Handpicked tea from one bud about 3cm in length that contains a tiny leaf inside. The picking season only lasts ten days between the end of March and beginning of April. Yellow tea is withered to the signature yellow/olive color and then pan-fired to stop oxidation, imparting it with this beautiful, slightly smokey aroma and taste. The shiny buds are completely uniform in size and shape and speak highly of the quality of our selection.
This tea starts out gentle with sweet notes of hay, dark honey and corn and a touch of crisp cucumber. In later steeps the taste becomes sweeter and starchier, revealing the genuine yellow tea soul of this rare tea.
A high-end yellow tea harvested before the Qingming festival. This is a true connoisseur's tea that everyone should try.
Brewing Guide: Use about 2.5 - 3 grams of tea leaves for every 225ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 80°c (176°F) to 90°c (196°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing. You can also drop 3-4 buds into a tempered glass and slowly sip it. You can watch the buds dance up and down in the glass.