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Jin Jun Mei Tea - Golden Monkey Black Tea

Jin Jun Mei Tea - Golden Monkey Black Tea

Product code: 219

Quick Overview:

Malty and honey-sweet, with the subtle fruity aroma of oranges. This wild-picked bud tea provides a uniquely rich and savoury cup reminiscent of fresh-baked, whole-grain toast with a touch of sweet honeyed butter on top. The malty profiles of barley and wheat are in the foreground, followed by an aftertaste that reveals the fine bud quality of the tea through a fruity scent of oranges.

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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.

We've made a video below, so it's more convenient for you to judge the premium leaf quality and wonder tea liquor colour.

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.

Harvest period

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.

Additional Information

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 Year 2017
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Wuyi Mountain, Tongmu Village
Tea Province Fujian
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 金俊眉/金骏眉

Customer Reviews

Review by Mackie
a nice tasting jjm, lots of fruit and cocoa, different from other jjm's I've had in the past. Very strong mouthfeel.
(Posted on 10/17/2016)
Review by JohnG
Lisa from Teasenz recommended this tea to me and it is excellent. Well priced, great flavour and quality and one I will definitely buy again. Reminds me of a good Keemun but better! (Posted on 3/10/2016)
Review by C
Thank you Teasenz! This one was calling me this morning. My first Jinjunmei! I'm not sure what the difference between this one and a Golden Monkey is. They look very similar: golden and black, thin and twisted leaves. Even the dry leaves are intoxicating. The fragrance of the mug of tea itself is one of my favorites: honey sweet potato. Even the color of the mug is perfect -- a coppery red. This Jinjunmei is perfect on many levels... and so so comforting. The taste is very tasty: hints of honey, sweet potato, tiny amount of chocolate. In flavor, I'd say the difference between a Jinjunmei and a Golden Monkey is that the Monkey has more chocolate flavor. The Jinjunmei is more sweet potato. I think every tea enthusiast needs a chocolate and sweet potato tea in the cupboard! The few samples I've tried from Teasenz are AMAZING. They have very nice variety.. they are a good shop to order from if you want to try out certain types of tea, but the quality is there if you are a tea drinker who has tried these types of teas before. This will not be my last Jinjunmei!
Steep #1 // 2 tsps. // 10 min after boiling // 3 min
Steep #2 // 5 min after boiling // 5 min (Posted on 10/26/2014)

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