Grower: Zhou Shi Wu & Cindy Chen of Wuyishan Rock Tea Village
Tea Maker: Chen Zhen Jia
Origin: Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China
Cultivation: Natural (Organic, but no certification)
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Jin Jun Mei, meaning Golden Beautiful Eyebrow, is named for the abundant golden tips and beautiful leaves. It is one of China's most famous modern teas, and was developed in the early 2000s based on high-grade Lapsang Souchong (Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong) processing.
Because of the high quality material and the careful processing, the flavors are rich, smooth, with notes of cacao, sweet potato, and nectar. The texture is silky but medium-bodied, with a lingering, fragrant finish.
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Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 1tsp (~3g) per 250ml cup. Brew for 1 minute.
- 195F for a smoother, sweeter profile.
- 205F for a stronger, more complex profile.
This tea can be rebrewed up to 4 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.