Wuyi Jin Jun Mei Black Tea Grade One

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Caramel, Fruity, Honey
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “Gong Fu Sipdown (601) Thank you Apr Tea for giving me this sample to try! I found that this tea leaf didn’t have the longest steep life – after about five infusions it was pretty tapped out. Of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “There are some quiet , reserved people you meet that you are not happy about. You feel they are shy or unwell and wish they came out out of their shell and became more expressive and assertive. And...” Read full tasting note
    92
  • “Opening the package, the interior of the foil lined package is covered in a rich brown dust, the “fluff” from the leaves, if you will, and the leaves are a mix of dark brown and tan, and spindly....” Read full tasting note
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Wuyi Jin Jun Mei (金骏眉):Every 500g of Jinjun Mei tea needs tens of thousands of fresh shoots of tea buds, picking the fresh tea buds of the mountain original ecological species in Wuyishan Nature Reserve, to be completed through a series of complex withering, shaking, fermentation, rolling and other processing steps. The appearance of Jinjun Mei tea is small and tight. The color is gold, yellow, black and white. Golden for the tea fluff, buds, tight tight knot, round and straight, light body weight, uniform. Open Tang golden color, water with sweet, sweet through the incense, the bottom of the flower fruity display was unable to imitate and beyond the rare quality. Special aroma, dry tea fragrance; hot soup pure and refreshing; warm soup (45 ℃ or so) maturity and delicate; cold soup clear and elegant, high and lasting. Both hot and cold drinks are smooth, with “clear, and, alcohol, thick, fragrant” features. Even brewed 12 times, the mouth is still full of sweet, after the end of the leaves stretch, sprouts fresh, beautiful show.

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Gong Fu Sipdown (601)

Thank you Apr Tea for giving me this sample to try!

I found that this tea leaf didn’t have the longest steep life – after about five infusions it was pretty tapped out. Of course, black tea isn’t exactly know for being the best in terms of Gong Fu rebrew-ability, but it’s still a little sad when the leaf dies out quickly during a session you’re enjoying.

The tea was very brisk and full bodied; to me is tasted like a mix of smoke and wood chips, with a bitter cocoa note sort of like unsweetened baker’s chocolate. Note; smoke and wood chips as seperate notes – NOT a “smoked wood chip” sort of taste. In my mind, those are two different and distinct things. It was also just a little bit resinous.

I enjoyed it though; definitely a nice unsmoked Lapsang Souchong.

Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BuABXzOltMk/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGADp7VlOD0&index=15&list=LL1M1wDjmJD4SJr_CwzXAGuQ&t=0s

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There are some quiet , reserved people you meet that you are not happy about. You feel they are shy or unwell and wish they came out out of their shell and became more expressive and assertive. And then there are quiet people that are good and natural at being quiet and you like it and like being around them. And that’s this Jin Jun Mei.

IT is very balanced and hits on all notes: beautiful leaves with a large share of twisty golden tips, captivating sweet caramel and honey aroma, and a long pleasant aftertaste. Also resteeps extremely well. I had it Western style since it is very forgiving in a preparation and provides you with a delectable sweet taste full of honey, caramel and fruit. It is certainly light and reserved but perfectly balanced and quite cheerful.

I liked this tea a lot: it was the first of the Aprtea samples that I tried that I immediately went on the company’s website to check the price for a larger quantity. It is not super cheap (no Jin Jun Mei teas are) but quite reasonable and I am very likely to reorder it.

Flavors: Caramel, Fruity, Honey

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I like the lead in as a metaphor.

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Opening the package, the interior of the foil lined package is covered in a rich brown dust, the “fluff” from the leaves, if you will, and the leaves are a mix of dark brown and tan, and spindly. the smell is striking, rich clover with honey, hint of cocoa. exactly what i look for in a red. i placed it in my glass steeping vessel, and brewed for 25 seconds at 200 degrees F before starting to pour.

the heated leaves now smell strongly of sweet potato with the clover underneath. the tea is a light brown with hint of red, nothing really different from many red teas.

the flavors are well balanced, with nothing trying to dominate the other. the main flavors i get are the clover and honey, with a hint of sweet potato. this tea is extremely smooth, and is modest in the flavors, as i tend to expect from a tippy tea. long aftertaste of honey and clover, also muted.

Second steeping has 10 seconds added, and is much sweeter, swinging more toward honey and clover. the flavors are a little lighter, as is normal with an iterative brewing.

third steeping has a total of 20 additional seconds added, and has lost the honey, now becoming that of clover. flavor is once again ever so slightly more muted than the last infusion, the color a bit darker red.

i feel these leaves can go for possibly 2-4 more infusions, but i will end my review here. My final thoughts are that this is a really nice tea, silky smooth, modest flavors that are well balanced with each other. this can be enjoyed at any time of the day, but imo would be best suited for a calm afternoon, or paired with a lightly flavored meal/snack later in the day, as a heavily flavored food could cause some loss in perceived flavor of the tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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