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Jun Shan Yin Zhen

Translation: Silver needles from the emperors mountain
Alternative name: Mountain Silver Needles
Region: Hunan Province
Harvest Season: April
Cultivar: Jun Shan Qun Ti Zhong.

Jun Shan Yin Zhen tea is extremely rare. Produced in very small quantities, it is grown on a tiny island in the middle of Lake Dongting. Although it is processed in a similar way to green tea, it is characterized by low oxidation through steaming. This process giv^s the leaves a yellowish tinge.

Tasting notes: The fine bud is encased in the exquisite down of the green needles The steeped leaves release i rich but subtle aroma of plantain, roasted peanuts, green vegetables and papaya. Beneath this fruit and vegetable mixture, fine notes of vanilla and white pepper can be defected, The straw-colored liquid is made hazy fine dow particles suspension. The liquid, round in flavor, is remarkably thick and coats the tongue. The sweet taste counterbalanced by a touch of acidity. The lasting slightly pungent aroma of artichoke is enriched, by notes of green wood and peanut. The long vegetal and vanilla finish is very gentle.

Recommended infusion accessory: A zhong or small teapot.