Premium Grade Jin Jun Mei Fujian Black Tea of Wu Yi Shan * Spring 2014

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Cedar, Earth, Honey, Malt, Smoked, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Thick, Wood
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “This came as a sample in my last Yunnan Sourcing order. As usual, YS does not disappoint with the quality and the size of their samples. Though Jin Jun Mei are usually not my favorite black teas,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another sample from a Steepster friend! Funnily enough, this tea was actually just recommended to me by miss Stephanie a couple of days ago. What a fortuitous turn of events that I should receive...” Read full tasting note
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Our Premium grade “Jin Jun Mei” is Spring 2014 harvest from the Wu Yi mountains of Fujian. Wu Yi Shan is well know for it’s rock oolongs (like Da Hong Pao, Tie Luo Han and others), and black teas. A long tradition of tea craft in Wu Yi combined with unique soil and growing conditions gives this black tea a special taste.

Small leaf varietal tea leaves are picked wilted and then oxidized in small batches. The tea is sweet and malty and brews a copper red tea soup!

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This came as a sample in my last Yunnan Sourcing order. As usual, YS does not disappoint with the quality and the size of their samples.

Though Jin Jun Mei are usually not my favorite black teas, this one I must say hits the mark.

It’s good.

The scent is beautiful, and so is the color of the brew, stunning.

It has a nice body, feels thick in the mouth.

Sweet and somewhat savory, slightly salty, the main note I can detect is definitely yam or sweet potato.

It has a bit of smoke, but very subtle.

If I had one Jin Jun Mei to keep in stock, this would be the one for sure. I might purchase this.

I needed peace and focus tonight, and this tea gave me just that.

Relaxing session by the candlelight…

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Mikumofu

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful-sounding tea!

Roughage

Yes, the tea sounds great and I love the photos.

Kirkoneill1988

awesome! i may try that someday :D have you tried this one from YS? i have some on the way from 2014. this one is 2013 but has an accurate picture. http://steepster.com/teas/yunnan-sourcing/45328-pure-bud-bi-luo-chun-yunnan-black-tea-autumn-2013

TheTeaFairy

Mikumofu & Roughage, thank you :-)

Kirk, I sure have and here’s what I thought of it at the time…keep in mind that new harvest might be different though.

http://steepster.com/TheTeaFairy/posts/255740

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Another sample from a Steepster friend! Funnily enough, this tea was actually just recommended to me by miss Stephanie a couple of days ago. What a fortuitous turn of events that I should receive a sample of the same tea a day or two later! Gotta love how things just work out sometimes. Anyway! It looks similar to other Jin Jun Mei teas I’ve had in the past – small, very curly and soft leaves that are mostly golden in color. Dry scent is a nice savory/sweet combination of apricot and smoked meat with sweet potato.

The steeped tea smells much more savory to me, with a strong smoked presence. Yum, what a delicious savory tea! It’s thick and smooth, but not overly intense. The main notes I can taste are a mildly savory sweet potato/bread base with some lovely smoked overtones. There’s also a touch of cedar or some other fragrant wood and a nice amount of malt as well as a touch of earthiness. There’s a small touch of sweetness – perhaps honey or something similar? Overall, this is a very meaty and satisfying savory tea!

Flavors: Apricot, Cedar, Earth, Honey, Malt, Smoked, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Thick, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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