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Brewing difficulty: Easy
Best season to taste: Autumn
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province
Shape: slim and tight strips, mostly in black color, slightly golden, with little fuzz.
Liquid: golden yellow, crystal and clear. Aroma: There is a natural mixed scent of flower, fruit and honey. The aroma lasts long. Taste: mellow, sweet, cool and smooth, durable alpine charm.
Brewed tea leaves: golden needle-liked shape, bronze.
Recognizing: Jin Junmei tea is a branch of Wuyi Lapsang tea and is also China's top grade black tea. Jin Junmei is harvested from Tombsweeping Day to Grain Rain. It selects the tips of the original Lapsang buds as original materials. Every 500 gram of Jin Junmei needs 50-80 thousand of tip buds and all is made by manual rolling and non-smoking baking.
Appearance: Jin Junmei's bud and body bone are small. The dry tea is rather thin and tight. Jin Junmei is made all by manual rolling, thus the shape is slightly curved.
Liquid: Mainly orange, clear and bright. The inferior is red, turbid and dark.
Brewed tea leaves: fresh, bright and bronze. The inferior is red brown.
Tea charm: Jin Junmei is thick, soft, mellow and smooth. It taste not bitter and astringent and is resistant to infusion while the inferior is bitter and without tea charm.
Brewing method: middle-putting brewing method is proper.
Water: high quality of mountain spring water or purified water is better.
Water temperature: 90℃ or so.
Tea sets: tall glass is better, so that you can enjoy the fragrance and the beautiful shape of the tea buds stretching in the water.
Flushing: in a low-flushing way to avoid the tea soup turning turbid.
Brewing times: the real Jin Junmei can be brewed for 8 times at right water temperature and in a proper flushing way.

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Weight: 80 g (2.82 oz).

Includes: Tea Leaves, Packing Bag.

Quality Guarantee Period: 36 Months.

Translation: Great red tea of Yunnan

Alternative name: Yunnan Black Tea

Region: Yunnan Province

Harvest season: April

Cultivar: Yunnan DaYe

Processing: Jin Junmei is harvested from the Tombsweeping Day to Grain Rain. All is made of tip buds of original Lapsang. Every 500 gram of it needs 50-80 thousand of tip buds and all is made by manual rolling and non-smoking baking. It is a kind of rare, precious tea.

The name of Jin Junmei tea: Jin Junmei tea is the top grade Lapsang tea in Wuyi Mountain and is also one representative of black tea in China. Jin stands for rank and Mei stands for the shape like brows.

Contrary to popular belief, black tea has not been cultivated in Yunnan for very long. The cultivation dates back only to the beginning of the 20th century. In spite of that, some of the best black teas in the world are found there. The appellation Gong Fu is reserved for the highest quality teas from Yunnan. The exceptional teas that have a right to this appellation are characterized by the abundance of buds produced by the trees. The Yunnan Hong Gong Fu variety comes from high-altitude plantations in the Simao region. The leaves are carefully picked in early spring and are only slightly oxidized before being manually dried by pressing in a large heated steel vat.

Tasting notes: The leaves bear an abundance of beautiful golden buds. The gentle twisted shapes release suave aromas of blond tobacco, caramel and scorched earth. The red-orange liquid has a marmalade nose. The mouth feel is round and slightly sweet. Aromas of tobacco, exotic wood and ripe apricot spread their fullness through the mouth. The long, rich finish is remarkably comforting. Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea Jin Jun Mei Tea

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    It came in a bunch of small individual 4ish gram yellow mylar bags that have a nice design on them. The leaves when wet look much like the picture. The dry leaves don't have as much yellow/gold tips. The tea doesn't taste bad, but I wouldn't say it tastes very good either - I've never had Jin Jun Mei before so I'm not sure what it is supposed to taste like. I'd like to try a better quality one and see/smell/taste the difference.

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    It's a wonderful thing

    Without a doubt, this is the best Chinese tea I've ever had! I drink Chinese tea for years, My sister and I drink tea together all the time,tea is an essential part of our daily routine. Every time we finish our tea, we feel happy. It's a wonderful thing.

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    Jin Jun Mei Tea

    The tea smells great! Love the aroma and taste. The process behind this tea makes me appreciate every sip. The taste is very tasty: hints of honey, sweet potato, tiny amount of chocolate. Reminds me of a good black tea but better! My family likes to drink it. Thank you.

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