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Produced By Li Xiangxi

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – sesame, pumpkin steamed buns
  • SPICY – mineral, pine wood
  • FLORAL – rose
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DATE OF PICKINGApril 2017
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Xingcun XiaozhongTea Varietal

Jin Jun Mei Wuyi black tea is one of the most labor intensive and demanding teas to produce. The picking window is very small and the skill required so high, that every experienced farmer in the Xingcun region works together to pick Jin Jun Mei buds for each other over the first weeks of spring. Li Xiangxi's spring-fed tea grows out of rocky, sandy soil, yielding a rich mineral flavor true to Wuyishan's unique terroir.

Jin Jun Mei is one of the most beautiful teas in Wuyishan. These spectacular golden buds are harvested by the Li family on their mountain spring-fed plot within the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve. Jin Jun Mei requires more hand-picked buds to make a kilo of finished tea than any other variety out there. The Li Family works together to pick these tiny buds within their short one day picking window while they are still extremely young, tender and downy. The result is a black tea full of intense sweetness, lingering aftertaste and a thick texture. Much lighter than other black teas, Jin Jun Mei is a truly special experience. True hand-picked Wuyi Jin Jun Mei is a rare opportunity, and this tea is only available until each spring harvest sells out.

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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