Jin Jun Mei tea
|Jin jun mei (Golden Horse Eyebrow)|
|Origin||Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China|
|Quick description||Mellow and sweet|
Jin Jun Mei (simplified Chinese: 金骏眉; traditional Chinese: 金駿眉; pinyin: jīn jùn méi; literally: "golden horse eyebrow", pronounced [tɕín tɕŷn měi]) is a lapsang souchong black tea from Wuyishan City, Fujian Province, China. It is made from two small shoots[clarification needed] plucked in early spring from the plant's stem which are subsequently fully oxidised and then smoked to giving a tea that has a sweet, fruity and flowery flavour with a long lasting sweet after-taste. The brew is bright reddish in colour.
In China, this variety of tea is viewed as one of the most prestigious of all teas. Its price varies depending on the quality, ranging from US$20 - US$250 per 10 grams (US$60 to US$700 per ounce). In his classic treatise on tea "Way of Tea", Ka Xing describes it as "a tea for the media rituals, also is considered to be self-cultivation a way through the tea and enjoy tea, enhance friendship, Maxim virtue, learning etiquette, it is beneficial one kind and beauty ceremony." However, the eminent tea scholar also notes that despite the inflated market value, the tea has no significant nutritional value.
- Ka Xing (2016). "Way of Tea".