Honored as the king of Yellow teas and one
of China's Ten Famous Tea. Jun Shan Yin Zhen was an Imperial
Tribute tea, and is also well-known as Chairman's Mao favorite
tea. The manufacturing process of Yellow tea is similar to Green
Tea. The flavour however is augmented with an additional step
translated as “sealing yellow”. The tea is quickly sun dried to
stop any enzyme activity that may cause oxidation, and prior to
firing, the tea is lightly steamed and blanketed with a cloth,
allowing the tea to absorb its own essence.
Jun Shan, An Hui Province
Thick, needle-shape tea buds. Yellow tea leaves stand vertically during the steeping process like stalagmites in the cup, creating a beautiful visual presentation. The infusion is pale golden.
Delicate aroma with a hint of floral notes. The taste is smooth, light and sweet at first sip but finishes with a fleeting smoky taste. This smokiness is only apparent in the first infusion, adding character to the tea and makes the sweetness stands out even more.