Jin Jun Mei

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Brand:Teasenz
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Jin Jun Mei

This tea's info last updated: Jun. 17, 2014

Commercial Description

Malty and honey-sweet, with the subtle fruity aroma of oranges. This wild-picked bud tea provides a uniquely rich and savory cup reminiscent of fresh-baked, whole-grain toast with a touch of sweet honeyed butter on top. The malty profiles of barley and wheat are in the foreground, followed by an aftertaste that reveals the fine bud quality of the tea through a fruity scent of oranges.

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma of the delicately curling buds is super rich, with notes of malt, and different layers of woodiness. There are hints of sweet pine sap, cedar, and a pinch of sandalwood, it is very aromatic, not as sweet as some Jin Jun Meis I have experienced, but still pretty intense. The finishing note is a whiff of molasses and honey, with just a hint of roasted peanuts.

Ever had tea out of a pine cup? Me either, but I imagine it would taste like this, rich, sweet, and malty, with a distinct pine sap undertone. It is quite entertaining, the pine taste does not overwhelm any of the other notes, it compliments them. The finish is a blend of cocoa and molasses, which lingers for a while.


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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Method: 1.5 tsp @ 208 degrees in 8 oz, 4 minutes, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Cocoa and light malt

Brewing Aroma: Strongly malty

Flavor: I was really hoping to pick up some of the honey flavor from the description, or at least some sweetness, but this was pretty neutral. I enjoyed the malty flavors, and I didn't find the tea to be overly bitter or astringent, but I also did not find many interesting notes. I think this is a good tea, but not my fave.
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