Jin Jun Mei

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Tea type
Black Tea
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Black Tea
Cocoa, Fruity, Honey, Potato, Cherry, Earth, Flowers, Hay, Mango, Peach, Raspberry, Red Wine, Roasted Barley, Strawberry, Wood, Smooth, Malt, Tannic, Ash, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Bread, Dill, Dried Fruit, Pepper, Orange
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Typical Preparation
Use 8 oz / 229 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 9 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 45 sec
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“This tea while good overall is, unfortunately, not really Jin Jun Mei. Or is at least, of exceptionally poor quality for a Jin Jun Mei. In both appearance (over-abundance of gold buds, excessive...” Read full tasting note
“The dry leaf smell like fresh bread, a light fruitiness reminiscent of cherry and apricot, and some wood and cocoa. after settling in the warmed gaiwan, I get an aroma of sour cherries and/or sour...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog. Fruity, earthy, smooth. Pretty consistent over 7 or 8 steeps. 100ml gaiwan, 195F, 5gish. I enjoyed this.” Read full tasting note
“Finally picked up some of this and I’m pretty glad i did. This is molasses brown bread with some mild peppery notes and honey notes. I let it steep a couple minutes too long so the honey is kind of...” Read full tasting note


Malty and honey-sweet, with the subtle fruity aroma of oranges. This wild-picked bud tea provides a uniquely rich and savory cup reminiscent of fresh-baked, whole-grain toast with a touch of sweet honeyed butter on top. The malty profiles of barley and wheat are in the foreground, followed by an aftertaste that reveals the fine bud quality of the tea through a fruity scent of oranges.

Steeping Time 3-5 min
Steeping Temperature 95 °C – 203 °F
Grams per Cup 2 gram
Tea Year 2013
Tea Season Winter
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Wuyi Mountain, Tongmu Village
Tea Province Fujian

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