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2020 Black Buds Jin Jun Mei

2020 Black Buds Jin Jun Mei

Crafted By Li Xiangxi

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.
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    95
    buttered rye bread, dark chocolate
    true
    80
    pine, cardamom, nutmeg
    true
    75
    lychee, apricot

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - buttered rye bread, dark chocolate
    • spice - pine, cardamom, nutmeg
    • fruit - lychee, apricot
    • DATE OF PICKINGspring 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • XINGCUN XIAOZHONGTea Varietal

    Xingcun Xiaozhong varietal tea in Wuyishan can produce black and gold buds. While the golden bud expression has been encouraged through cultivation for its stunning color, Li Xiangxi and her family often prefer the depth and complexity of black buds. This tea still uses the same tiny buds and the same meticulous hand-picking as their golden buds Jin Jun Mei, but with a more spiced and savory flavor profile.


  • 'The aroma is creamy, yeasty and buttery like a fresh croissant out of the oven. As the tea infuses we get more fruity pineapple undertones and a vegetal watercress texture. Throughout steeping this tea is packed full of the rocky mineral flavor that we love in Wuyi teas.'

  • 4
    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    195
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 195° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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