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  • N.113 Jin Jun Mei Premium dry leaf
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Cultivar: Xiao Cai

Altitude: 1100-1500m

Harvest: Spring

Grade: Superior, exclusive, AA

Regular price
£7.00
Regular price
£9.20
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£7.00
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  • Inside Story

    Jin Jun Mei translates as “Golden Horse Eyebrow”. This tea was invented on 21 June 2005 and quickly became a top selling tea in China with prices reaching $6000-$16000 per 1kg. It comes from China, Fujian province, Tong Mu village which is scattered around the Wu Yi Rocky Mountainous area (800-1500m a.s.l) where also famous rock wulong teas are made. Tongmu was declared a World Heritage area by UNESCO in 1979 where a strict ban on pesticides was declared. This made the tea producing area turn towards creating higher quality grade teas.
    Exclusively made from tiny spring buds, hand picked and grown in a wild bamboo forest of altitude 1100-1500m. Here more than 100 year old tea bushes grow between shrubs and biodiverse environment. Just to consider the manual work of skilled tea pickers: for 500G of this tea the workers must pick about 48 000 single tea buds!

  • China, Fujian province, Wuyi shan mountain rock tea, Tong Mu village

  • Ambience

    LEAF: Tiny twisted golden super fluffy & light buds, absolutely stunning to look at. Fragrance of dark chocolate, gently smoked wood, liquorice and dates.
    INFUSED LEAF: Tiny, unified and beautiful little needles with a colour of leather. Aroma of caramel, wood and gentle light smoke.
    LIQUOR: Crystal clear, deep forest honey-like cup with shimmering gold rim. Aroma of dry fragrant wood, spice and a hint of tobacco. Mouth-feel is soft, velvety and syrup-like sweet. The cup tastes like raspberry, dates & dark chocolate. After-taste is sweet, full & velvety. The gentle persistence of burnt sugar with no acidity nor astringency sooths the finish.

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