Yellow tea is considered a rare tea with a unique taste and aroma. It is produced similarly to Green tea, but it undergoes an additional production stage where the raw material is left to “simmer” at a certain temperature level for several days. This is when the tea acquires its characteristic flavour profile. Usually the details of the production process are kept in secret and only the most experienced tea technicians are allowed to carry out the “simmering” stage. The tea technicians rely only on their nose to determine when the tea has reached the right point of “simmering” – once the aroma is just right it’s time to take the tea to the next step.
Jun Shan Yin Zhen (Silver needles from the Mountain of Immortals) is a Yellow tea that comes from tea bushes that grow on a small island in lake Dongting in Hunan province, China. The climate there is mild and there is a lot of fog. Only young tea buds are used to make this tea. The buds are very carefully selected and they must adhere to strict criteria. For Jun Shan Yin Zhen the “simmering” production stage means that the raw material is kept in trays at a certain temperature level for 70 hours. It is produced in small quantities and is hard to come back.
Jun Shan Yin Zhen has a special flavour that includes floral, grassy and frankincense notes. The aroma is deep, warm, voluminous, yet somehow translucent. It is similar to that of a wildflower field in the summer, with hints of rose and smokiness lingering in the background. The subtle smokiness is a small reminder that the tea was heated using wood. It gifts many associations, but you can never really hang on to them, they melt away too quickly.
Relaxing and definitely lets the good vibes flow. Perfect for a special occasion.
|ratio per 100 ml.:||4 g.|