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2020 Tieguanyin Jin Jun Mei

2020 Tieguanyin Jin Jun Mei

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Crafted By the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.
  • true
    75
    yeasted rolls
    true
    75
    cinnamon, pine
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    40
    dried apricot, cucumber
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    30
    marigold honey

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - yeasted rolls
    • spice - cinnamon, pine
    • fruit - dried apricot, cucumber
    • floral - marigold honey
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION700 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    While Tieguanyin Xiaozhong uses smaller leaves for a traditional black tea, the Liu Family'a Tieguanyin Jin Jun Mei uses large Tieguanyin buds, orange with down, for a unique and particularly uncommon offering. This is a chance to taste the rich, sweet and savory flavor of bud material in the naturally floral Tieguanyin varietal. This tea is a clear demonstration that farmers like the Liu Family are not tied by tradition to only make what is currently accepted with the varietals they grow.

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


  • 'There are just so many people turning out jin after jin of modern green or traditional rolled Tieguanyin... Instead, the Liu family has been exploring more uncommon styles, like the Tieguanyin black teas Mr. Liu has been making since just before his children (now with children of their own!) were born'

  • 5
    6-8
    180
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    180
    10 seconds
    5-6
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 180° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 180° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 5-6 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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