To fully let enjoy this tea, make sure to let the water cool down for at least 2 minutes before steeping. Try out shorter infusions first. With light brews, you'll be fully able to experience the delicate aroma of this tea.
Jin Jun Mei tea region
Jin Jun Mei black tea (also known as 'Golden Monkey' or 'Golden Eyebrows') is originated from Tongmu village in the Wuyi Mountain region, where also the famous Lapsang Souchong is produced. All teas from this region enjoy superior natural conditions. Jin Jun Mei tea is often considered the luxury version of lapsang souchong with a more pronounced honey flavour and picked more than 1500 meters above sea level. The tea is processed using a method similar to that used to produce Lapsang Souchong, but without smoke braising and the leaves consist of more buds. Jin Jun Mei has recently become really popular in China and because of it's beauty, this tea is typically bought as a 'gift tea' in China for friends or family.
Golden Monkey Back Tea
In Chinese, 'Jin Jun Mei' means 'Golden Eyebrows'. However, in the West, black teas with golden buds from Fujian are also known by the name Golden Monkey. This is because the buds with a layer of black hairs resemble the skin of a monkey. Other merchants, who sell more curly versions say it's because it resembles the claws of a monkey. Whatever it is, we love to stick to the traditional name. Compared to the Golden Monkey black teas in the West, our Jin Jun Mei consists of finer and younger leaves.
This loose leaf tea is only harvested before the Qingming festival every spring. This is because after the Qingming festival the weather will become too hot and as a consequence tea leaves will growth too fast to process the bud-rich Jinjunmei. Thus, after the Qingming festival, the leaves picked from the tea bushes are often used to produce Lapsang Souchong.
Jin Jun Mei Tea Benefits
According to Chinese medicine experts Jin Jun Mei leaf tea is a great beauty tea as it can assist in your weight reduction program and beautify the skin. In addition it can nourish the stomach, strengthen the immune system, calm the nerves, and slow down the aging process.
|Steeping time||5 min|
|Steeping temperature||90 °C - 195 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||1 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||high|
|Tea Region||Wuyi Mountain, Tongmu Village|
|Tea in Chinese||金俊眉/金骏眉|
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