This Jin Jun Mei is a rare black tea from the high mountain village of Tongmu in Fujian, the birthplace of black tea. It is a mix of young golden and very dark leaves. The dry aroma is that of hops, cocoa, and spice. This medium-full bodied cup has a luscious velvety mouthfeel and offers and layered blend of sweetness, spice, and cocoa. This complex cup has a very nice dry finish.
About the leaves:
Grown at 100 meters above sea level these 5 cm long Wuyi buds were hand-plucked in May from 100-year-old trees. They are then fired once, by hand, for 15 minutes.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
As legend has it, it was during the peak of the harvest season when a group of soldiers made their way through Tongmu Village. Frightened, the villagers fled deep into the mountains, leaving their tea behind. During this time the soldiers pillaged the area, sleeping and stepping on the tea leaves in the process. When they finally left, the villagers returned to find piles of broken and now oxidized leaves. At the suggestion of one ingenious person, they attempted to salvage the leaves by masking them with roasted horsetail pine instead of bamboo charcoal. Giving way to the birth of black tea.
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Wang Xiang Feng
How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I just started to work with tea two years ago when I married to my husband. His family is a tea family, so I also want to go with my husband to work in tea.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I work from 7 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
Our tea farm is in the Wuyi natural protection area. You cannot enter without permission. I love to work in the natural area. Everything is clean, the trees are green, the air is fresh.
Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
I hate bad weather. If it is too cold, our tea buds and tender leaves will be damaged. If it is raining hard, the moisture will be too high to make good tea.
Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Suggest using a glass teapot or yixing ceramic teapot. Do not brew too long and you will have beautiful tea color with pleasant taste.
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