Invented in 2005, Jin Jun Mei is a high end black tea based on the traditional process of Lapsang Souchong. Our Jin Jun Mei producer is the inventor of Jin Jun Mei, whose ancestors invented Lapsang Souchong hundreds years ago. The tea grows in the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, for its cultural and scenic value. This handpicked tea requires 60,000~80,000 tea buds to produce 500g tea.
Our Jin Jun Mei has a compact cord-like look. Lightly covered with fine hair, the tea is stout and strong. The glossy colors of gold, yellow and dark tea leaves transform into a warm golden-bronze liquor after brewed. The dark gold liquid has a distinctive bright golden ring around the edge of the cup and eschews a complex flavor of fruits, flowers, honey, and “sweet potato”. Upon first sip you feel a sweetness. The characteristic high mountain flavor hides under a fresh brisk, bright and comfortable liquid which opens your mind and makes you feel like you are walking in a forest in a deep and secluded valley. The sumptuous flavour fills the entire mouth and nose and remains pleasantly. Even the empty tea cup has an enduring and aromatic story to tell, provoking different images if you smell the tea cup when it’s piping hot, comfortable warm, or back at room temperature. Even after many infusions, you can still enjoy a full-bodied flavor with sweetness, and the tea buds are still vigorous and lustrous.