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Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea
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Brief Introduction to
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

Jin Jun Mei, also well-known as the masterwork of black tea, is an extremely famous black tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province in eastern China. It typifies how a traditional tea master can transform well-tended, high-quality modern leaf into an elegant, deeply-flavored finished tea that quickly attains world-class status.

Slender and with a slight twist, this medium-sized, bud-only pluck is perfect for yielding a delicious black tea. The careful withering, hand-rolling, and firing of this leaf brings out the wonderful flavors that the terroir of the mountains of eastern China have for the tea bushes that thrive there. Being a bud-only pluck (similar to several premium white and green teas, it requires 50,000 buds to manufacture 500 grams (slightly more than 1 lb). An experienced tea plucker can harvest about 2,000 buds a day, so to make about a pound of this tea requires the full day’s work of 20 pluckers. This is one reason why bud-only teas must be more expensive than other teas.

The smell and taste of tea from the eastern provinces of China are unique, distinct, and particular to this historic tea region of China. All the classes of tea are made in one place or another in this part of China, but the terroir of the remote, protected mountainsides of the Wuyi Mountains provides the depth of flavor in its dark oolongs and black teas that we love.

We are privileged to offer real Jin Jun Mei directly from the famous tea master Jiang Yuan Feng and his close apprentices. This tea is more expensive than some other black teas, but it should be. This tea is so excellent – and revered by tea enthusiasts – that even in China there are copycat teas being made in this style. We have seen tea that goes by this name (or by a similar description). Source from Chinese Tealeaves to ensure what you get is real!

We recommend to brew this delicate and rich-flavored black tea in the Chinese traditional gongfu way with a Yixing pot or Gaiwan, while it can also be steeped in the Western way as instructed in the below brewing guidelines. Chinese black tea is able to be steeped for multiple times, especially if the initial steeping is less than three minutes.

Supply is limited, so if you are intrigued don’t wait too long to try this spectacular tea.

make the perfect cup of
Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

    • Teaware
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    • 12 OZ. Porcelain Pot, Yixing Pot, Gaiwan (Bowl)
    • Leaves
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    • 1 TBS
    • Water
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    • Filtered (Spring) Water
    • Fire
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    • 100°C | 212°F
    • Time
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    • 2 Min for 1st Infusion
    • Infusion
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    • 5-6 infusions

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