Jin Jun Mei

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Place of Origin
Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China

Month and Year of Picking
May 2017

Tasting Notes
A well-rounded texture and honey-like finish, exhibiting mellow vanilla and fruit notes.

Sourcing Notes
Jin Jun Mei is a prestigious black tea renowned for its golden hue and aromatic profile. Like our other Wuyi teas, Jin Jun Mei is grown at altitude in the Wuyi mountains, but unlike an oolong, it is fully oxidised, giving it a deep, malty character and a bright reddish colour when brewed.

Jin Jun Mei literally means “golden fine eyebrow” in Chinese, an allusion to the tea's golden fuzz and delicate, slender leaves. One of China's most sought after black teas, its popularity is justified by its fine appearance and complex character. A luxurious, serious tea, Jin Jun Mei is an essential part of any taste exploration of the Wuyi mountains.

Read about teas from Wuyi area here.

Serving size
This tea is sold in 30g pouches.

Brewing instructions
Western method: Use 3g per 200ml in 95°C water. Brew for 2 minutes. Re-infuse to taste.
Gong fu method: Use 5g per 100ml in 95°C water. Brew for 10 seconds. Add 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.