Wang Yanxin's Jin Jun Mei
Verdant Reserve Club – August
Wang Yanxin has some of the strongest opinions of all our tea friends. She loves Jin Jun Mei. Every time we visit her she gives us gifts of Jin Jun Mei, and brews up the finest that she can find. This batch is one of those gifts, a rich, deep and chocolatey Jin Jun Mei that makes us see the tea in a totally new light.
The most prominent aromas and flavors of this tea are centered around the theme of roasted sweet potato. It brings back memories of living in China and stopping in the countryside where a farmer roasted sweet potatoes in a metal drum. The smell as you stood in line on a crisp morning is the taste experience of this tea.
The aftertaste and texture of this tea perfectly exemplify the Jin Jun Mei ideal, with sweet velvety honey flavor and creamy texture lingering on the tongue. There is a beautiful orange creamsicle citrus flavor that comes through in later steepings.