Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Tea Introduction
Jin Jun Mei (also known as Golden Beautiful Eyebrow) is a famous Lapsang Souchong black tea that is associated with wealth and luxury, as it's one of the most expensive black teas in the world. Mostly because it requires around 50,000 buds to make 500 grams (1 lb) of Jin Jun Mei tea. It takes a lot of farmers and a lot of days to produce this prestigious tea, but the results are definitely worth it.
If you are not familiar with Lapsang Souchong tea, it a black tea variety that was first made and invented about 300 years ago when a village in the Wuyi region was under attack which delayed the tea production. The farmers wanted to compensate for the lost time and dried the tea leaves on a pinewood fire. The results was an amazingly tasty tea with a smoky flavor. Jin Jun Mei represents another step in the production of Lapsang Souchong tea, making it even more delicious and special. The origins of Jin Jun Mei tea are considered to be in China's Wuyishan City.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Fruity and flowery with a long-lasting sweet after taste
• Color: Bright red
• Smell: Fruity and floral
Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Tea Profile
• Before Brewing: Black and smooth, leaf is hard
• After Brewing: Leaf becomes soft and bright
About AiryTea Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Tea Package
• Tea Type: Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Tea
• Weight: 70g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
The Difference Between Jin Jun Mei and Lapsang Souchong Tea
You’re probably wondering what the difference between Jin Jun Mei and ordinary Lapsang Souchong tea is. Well, there are quite a few. First of all, Jin Jun Mei is considered to be one of the highest grade black teas around, whereas Lapsang is more affordable and classic in taste. What makes Lapsang unique is the smoky flavor that comes from the pinewood fire used to dry the leaves. While Jin Jun Mei uses the same process of drying, the flavor is much different, containing only slight smoky undertones. Another difference between these two teas is the leaves that are used to produce it. Lapsang Souchong is made from older fourth and fifth leaves, while Jin Jun is made from the highest quality buds that are much younger and tipped with gold, hence the name Golden Beautiful Eyebrows.
How is Jin Jun Mei Tea Made?
Set in high mountains, Wuiy region is famous for its Lapsang Souchong varieties. Golden Eyebrows is the best tea produced in that region and it is no wonder that it has become so famous worldwide. The tea buds are picked in early spring and go through a careful inspection in order to ensure only the highest quality leaves end up it this high-end tea. The buds are then dried, rolled up, and finally fermented which gives Jin Jun Mei tea its distinctive flavor and smell. The tea is then packaged and distributed all around the world to be enjoyed by avid tea lovers.
Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Flavor and Tasting Notes
Although the smoky aroma of the regular Lapsang Souchong tea is evident, Jin Jun Mei tea is a lot sweeter and has a delicious spicy and fruity flavor. When you take a first sip of this prestigious tea, you will definitely notice the quality and refinement. The aftertaste is particularly sweet which don’t get with regular Lapsang. This is a truly superior tea that any tea aficionado will instantly recognize. The time and effort that goes into making this unique tea is evident in the taste and smell and that’s what makes it one of the best black teas in the world.
This complex tea is far from regular black tea and it will give you a unique tasting experience. You don’t have to be a tea expert in order to recognize the interesting mix of flavor and aromas of Jin Jun Mei. After you try it, it is very obvious that this is a high-quality tea that exceeds all others. What we emphasize as very important is purchasing and drinking only organic and natural Jin Jun Mei tea because that is the healthiest and most delicious choice. Non-organic teas simply don’t have such a superior taste and are definitely not good for you in the long run. So if you want to experience this much talked about tea for yourself, order now and begin your Jin Jun Mei journey!
Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong Health Benefits
Golden Eyebrows tea is not only superior in taste, but also very healthy. If you’re looking for an organic and natural beverage that you can enjoy daily, Jin Jun Mei should definitely be on your list. The reason why this variety of Lapsang Souchong tea has so many health benefits is because of the premium ingredients that are used to make it.
Jin Jun Mei is often consumed for skin and hair health. It has a lot of vitamins that are vital for making your skin clear, free of blemishes, spots, and acne. Nice skin makes everyone look much younger and more attractive. Your hair will also gain some strength and shine, and it will also grow faster. Since Jin Jun Mei contains many different vitamins and minerals, it is great for your immune system. This type of boost to the immune system is particularly beneficial during the cold and flu seasons because it will protect your body from any seasonal illnesses. When drinking this tea daily, you might feel an increase in energy, focus, and cognitive abilities. If you suffer from stress or fatigue, drinking at least one cup of Jin Jun Mei tea daily will help relieve those symptoms by enabling you to sleep better and be more relaxed. Although it contains some caffeine, this tea is safe to drink at night because it won’t keep you awake.
How To Brew Black Tea?
How do you make the best tasting tea?
- Bring water to near boiling point, around 190 – 210* F (87 – 98* Celsius). Doing so will release all the right flavors without making the tea too bitter.
- Pour the water into a cup or tea pot. Add 2 to 3 grams of tea leaves per 6 ounces of water. Add more if you enjoy drinking really strong tea.
- After you have heated the water and added the tea leaves, let it sit in the cup / tea pot for 60 seconds, then taste every 30 seconds until you find your perfect brewing point.
- If you want stronger tea, add more leaves instead of letting them sit there for a longer period of time, this will ensure that the tea is not too bitter.
- Add a slice of lemon if needed.
Black Tea Shipping Times
We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.
Flat Rate Shipping
- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more for black tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our black tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.
Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.
If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.
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