is a premier category of ZhengShan XiaoZhong (LapSang)
tea produced in Tongmu Village at WuYi Mountain.
At an altitude of 1,500 to 1,800 metres, this
mountain village enjoys a good geographical environment.
This national treasure is also the birthplace
of black tea: ZhengShan XiaoZhong Tea was created
here 300 years ago.
tea is created with tender young buds from wild
tea bushes growing in the woods. The tips of the
buds are harvested by experienced female workers
who gather about 2,000 bud tips at their peak;
an estimated 50,000 bud tips is needed for every
500 grams of JinJunMei. JinJunMei is harvested
in daylight according to stringent and meticulous
regulations. The gathered bud tips are then subjected
to a traditional manufacturing process similar
to ZhengShan XiaoZhong and other black teas, i.e.
withering, rolling, fermentation and roasting.
The final step is especially crucial in black
tea production - which then results in what is
known as fully fermented tea.
tiny, gold-coloured JinJunMei tea has a creamy
aroma and a fruity, velvety flavor that resembles
dry longan. Its ethereal sweetness lingers in
your mouth while it soothes your mind, pleasuring
both the eyes and palate. This super long finish
lasts even after nine or ten water refills. Retaining
the attributes of traditional ZhengShan XiaoZhong
with the addition of a modern image, the rise
of JinJunMei tea marks a turning point for China's
declining black tea market: it has made China
the top nation in producing black tea. In a nutshell,
JiinJunMei is the crown jewel of all ZhengShan
XiaoZhong black teas.
the years, the price of JinJunMei has soared;
its price is at least three times higher than
it was three years ago. Why? This is mainly because
of Tongmu village's production capacity, which
is limited to approximately 6,000 acres of plantations.
More than 200 farmers involved in JinJunMei production
yield 300 to 1,000 catties annually, but this
is rare; the majority of farmers produce less
than a few tens of catties per year. Limited production
has elevated the price of JinJunMei. For instance,
the price for JinJunMei this year has jumped to
nearly RMB 10,000 per 500g. Considering the challenges,
the prominent position of JinJunMei in the tea
market is surely a miracle. Limited production
or otherwise, the top-notch quality of Jinjunmei
continues to stimulate demand and inflate prices.
nutrient-rich JinJunMei contains vitamins and
minerals that can regulate our metabolism. In
terms of medicinal value, it has high concentrations
of tea polyphenol (TP) and alkaloids which help
improve blood circulation, prevent the hardening
of arteries, lower cholesterol, eliminate bronchitis,
and so on.
technique of brewing JinJunMei is simple. Either
glass or clay teapots can be used. Mountain spring
and mineral water are best for brewing. First,
boil the water until 85°C. Then, brew the
tea in the water. Finally, steep for about 30
seconds and it is ready to serve. A good quality
JinJunMei tea brew should be golden in color with
a rich aroma reminiscent of candied date and pollen.
tea. JinJunMei from Tongmu village, WuYi mountain
will be offered very soon to cater to our customer's
needs. This black tea series consists of specially
selected high quality teas. To ensure the highest
quality is uncompromised, meticulous care is paid
to the transportation and packaging of these teas.
black tea range at
Art Gallery comprises Yunnan's DianHong black
tea and Anhui