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jun shan yin zhen

Based on 38 reviews
May 2022 harvest
May 2022 harvest
May 2021 harvest
returning middle of Apr
May 2020 harvest
May 2020 harvest
Hunan, China
Li Ai Hua
jun shan yin zhen
From Junshan Island in the Hunan Province of China, this beautiful Jun Shan Yin Zhen yellow tea boasts very beautiful sage downy green and silvery buds. The dry aroma is melon and maybe a little muscatel. Cup is creamy, light and really looks like a nice Silver Needle, however, the cup also offers hints of toastiness and a soft muscat grape-like fruitiness. Very complex and layered. Just lovely.

About the leaves:

Grown at only 55 meters above sea level, our Jun Shan Yin Zhen was hand-plucked in April. Full of buds and pekoe it is known locally as Bai He, meaning "white crane". Harvested from 15-20 year-old trees, the leaves can be anywhere between 3-7 cm in length.

This tea contains a low level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.

Customer Reviews (38)

Fresh From Origin

The name Hunan literally translates to "south of the lake", referring to Dongting Lake the second largest freshwater lake in China. Hunan's subtropical climate is humid, with short winters and hot, wet summers. Making it an excellent location for the cultivation of tea.

This landlocked province is famous for its production of yellow teas, most notably Junshan Yinzhen, which was developed on an island in the middle of Dongting Lake.

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Li Ai Hua

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I have worked with tea for 25 years. I loved tea when I was a little girl. It was my dream to become a tea farmer.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
Normally I get up at 7 and go out working after breakfast. I will finish plucking around 2pm.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I love my hometown. It is a famous tea area. It is beautiful in the tea garden. I love plucking in this beautiful place.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
Jun Shan Yin Zhen is made with the first spring tender buds. So I need to work carefully when picking up the delicate buds. I hate to hurt the buds.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Suggest to use 3 grams of tea in a big glass cup. The hot water temperature is about 80-85 degrees celsius. You will see the beautiful buds dancing in the cup when you pour in the hot water.

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