Our "Honey" Jin Jun Mei comes from the same cultivar as Lapsang Souchong and originates from the inner high mountain Tongmuguan section of the Wuyi Mountains in southeastern China. Harvested at an altitude of over 1200m, the tea plants grows in an area with biting wind, short days of sunlight, and rocky soil with high minerality, resulting in a tea of extraordinary flavor and taste. Jin Jun Mei is the most celebrated black tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China and many consider this the pinnacle of black tea in China.
Jin Jun Mei is translated "Golden Eyebrow", named for the appearance of the wiry golden buds which comprise the tea. This tea is made exclusively of buds plucked in early spring, with each bud being hand-rolled before oxidation. With further processing, the tea master has crafted a smooth, full-bodied tea with strong honey and fruit aromas infused with delicate malt and chocolate tones. This tea holds up extremely well to lots of rounds of brewing.
If you love black teas, then you simply must try Jin Jun Mei.