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2021 Black Buds Jin Jun Mei

2021 Black Buds Jin Jun Mei

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Crafted By the Li Family

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu and Wuyishan applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.
  • true
    70
    tangerine, strawberry
    true
    70
    cream
    true
    65
    white pepper, cedar
    true
    40
    vanilla
    true
    creamy, rich, sweet

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - tangerine, strawberry
    • savory - cream
    • spice - white pepper, cedar
    • floral - vanilla
    • texture - creamy, rich, sweet
    • DATE OF PICKINGspring 2021
    • 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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