Jin Jun Mei
Origin: Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China
Harvest Date: April 8, 2014
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Jin Jun Mei, meaning Golden Beautiful Eyebrow, is named for the abundant golden tips and beautiful leaves. The flavors are rich, smooth, and reminiscent of dark chocolate and sweet potatoes. The texture is silky but medium-bodied, with a lingering finish. This tea is harvested and crafted on Cindy's family lands on Wuyishan, located at 300-500m elevation. The young shoots are handpicked, and then rolled briefly to begin oxidization. They are then allowed to oxidize over a period of 13-15 hours. After oxidation, the tea is baked to 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.