Spring 2013 "Tong Mu Guan Jin Jun Mei" Fujian Black tea

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Brown Toast, Earth, Malt, Molasses, Smoke, Baked Bread, Dark Chocolate, Roasted, Rye, Smooth, Sweet, Thick
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 275 ml

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From Yunnan Sourcing

An exquisite hand roasted Jin Jun Mei from Tong Mu Guan village area of Wu Yi Shan. Nice aromatic quality, malty and sweet with some chocolate notes.

Less tippy than the Premium Jin Jun Mei but unique area and processing makes this a nice alternative (or addition)!

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3255 tasting notes

Welcome to day 29 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza!

I want to call this a sipdown, & in a sense it is one, in that this is the end of the tin.
The truth is, I already have a refill for it, somewhere in my bedroom/tea hoarding place.
This is like a rich & chewy molasses sweetened old world rye bread today, both sweet & savory, AND delicious!

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8172 tasting notes

Passing the last little bit of this off to tea friends to try. I don’t think i’ve shared this one with them but if i have…well oopsy. lol Sometimes with all the swapping over time, it’s hard to remember which i’ve shared. This one is enjoyable but is fussy…sometimes it’s SPOT on…other times, not so much.

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Sipdown! (147)

Yum! It’s been long time since I first tried this one, and I’m not sure where my palate was then, but this is definitely better than an 85 now. I made this a bit strong, with a teaspoon and a half of tea, and it’s quite lovely this way. Nice and malty, there’s a teensy bit of smoke in the background but I actually love the effect it has. Very nicely balanced dark and rich tea! :)

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Isn’t it amazing how quickly our palates can change? :]

Cameron B.

Definitely! My taste has changed a lot in two months. :)


Me too! I love my straight teas so much more than my flavored teas now. And the BF informed me last night that I am now a snob because I’m “too good for Teavana” LOL

Cameron B.

Ugh Teavana… I don’t know what possessed me to buy tea there a couple weeks ago. Huge mistake, lol.


LOL some things seem like a good idea at the time….and then they are so not

Cameron B.

At least I got two half-price tins out of it! <3


I just try one of their samples and it’s enough to scare me off. It’s not really the tea, its the sugar that makes me nauseous.

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364 tasting notes

This is my Terri Tea of the day.

Jin Jun Mei…not only do I like to pronounce its name, (i could drive you nuts by repeating it over and over again with my renown Asian accent ) but I also love it in my cup.

This smells like chocolate and smoke. It’s very “Keemuny” (yes, I invent words all the time, sorry linguistic purists!)

It’s malty and full bodied. It’s sweet and roasty, thick molassy texture in the mount. No astringency whatsoever.

It’s strong and smooth at the same time, totally my kind of guy ;-)

Thanks Terri Harplady for sharing such a good quality tea with me :-)


Oh, this tea sounds right up my alley! Yum.


“This smells like chocolate and smoke. It’s very “Keemuny”…”
“It’s malty and full bodied. It’s sweet and roasty, thick molassy texture…”


Lol, looseTman, I was actually thinking of you while I was drinking it. For sure this is something you would like…sadly, it’s all gone now :-(


Sounds like one for the wishlist!


You know who else made up words all the time? Shakespeare! And everyone seems to be pretty pleased with that guy, so I say keep them coming :-)


Haha, mj you are so sweet! Keemuny sounds so cute though, doesn’t it?


If you look through my notes you will find Keemuny repeatedly which makes me LOL – one more thing we have in common :)


Hahahah! Do you really???? Lol, maybe i read it in your notes and it got stuck “subliminally” in my cuckoo’s brain:-)


I do and it made me laugh when I saw it. Because its so hard to describe that taste that makes Keemun taste like Keemun. Keemuny or Keemun-y is the best way to describe it


I like it a lot too..that reminds me its time to place a YS order…

Terri HarpLady

Yay! I knew you’d love this one! :)

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769 tasting notes

This smells soooo smoky. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. It was one of those teas that I had a hard time getting past my nose. At 30 seconds, there is a savory smoke but not too strong. Similarly at 60 and 90 seconds, the background darkness is there and while there is a bit more smoke, it isn’t nearly as strong as the scent would indicate. It still never got to be really good for me – too much smoke. But very happy to be able to try it though the awesome generosity of boychik!


Tame it with maple syrup

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