2010 Wuyi Jin Jun Mai - 2nd Grade
A robust, red tea that is harvested in May to include a blend of downy buds and young leaves. A new Supreme grade red yan cha (rock grown) varital produce from wild tree grown at 1500M above sea level in Wuyi Nature Reserve. Created in 2005 to replicate the early Qing-Dynasty tribute red tea, it requires 60,000 to 70,000 buds to produces a pound of this rarities. Unfortunately, 90% of Jin Jun Mei on the market is fake because of this labour intense production.
This red tea’s early March harvest yields delicate buds with golden hairs.
Dry Leaf Aroma: Dark chocolate
Wet Leaf Aroma: Preserved fruit and spice
Body: The deep, bronze liquor offers up sweetly concentrated dried longan notes balanced by the expert roast. Earthy with a touch of spice, an exotic sweetness lingers after each sip. The rich, velvet texture carries the perfume of temple incense to the palate. The taste of preserved fruit persists through several infusions leaving a bright, lingering aftertaste.
Finish: Assertive mint and raisins
Qi: Warm and calming