Verdant Tea

2020 Tongmu Reserve Jin Jun Mei

2020 Tongmu Reserve Jin Jun Mei

Crafted by Li Xiangxi

This tea is part of Li Xiangxi's Reserve Collection, selected by her family to best represent Tongmu and the heritage of Wuyishan.
  • true
    90
    sweet potato, pastry, cream
    true
    90
    limestone minerality, cinnamon
    true
    45
    saffron, honey

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - sweet potato, pastry, cream
    • spice - limestone minerality, cinnamon
    • floral - saffron, honey
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2020
    • TongmuWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION800 m
    • Xingcun Xiao ZhongTea Varietal

    Li Xiangxi’s old family home is in Tongmu, in a protected ravine with wild bamboo, orange trees and native flowers growing around old growth wild tea bushes. Once a year in the early spring, Li Xiangxi and her family pick the tiny golden buds off the cultivated tea bushes growing below her family home. The beautiful golden color and flavor of this carefully cultivated Jin Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrows) makes it one of the most prized teas in China. This tea is particularly precious as it takes expert hand-labor to harvest the thousands of tiny young buds that go into a single 5g package.

    This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.


  • 'Wild tea bushes grow right out of the rocks, fed by deep natural springs higher up in the mountains. Simple bamboo aqueducts bring the water downhill, providing good fresh water to the bushes, the Li’s vegetable gardens, and the workshop below.'

  • 4
    6-8
    195
    30 seconds
    15-30
    4
    6
    190
    10 seconds
    10-30
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 195° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 190° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 10-30 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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