Junshan Yinzhen, the Yellow Tea, is the most exclusive tea among its group of tea.
When brew in a glass, the leaf which looks just like the sword moving up and down is described as ‘Silent bamboo forest’.
Junshan Yinzhen is only produce using the tea leaves from the tea garden at the Junshan Island, which is located in the middle of Dong Ting Lake of Hunan Province.
To process Yellow Tea, the tea leaf must undergo the unique step called (Men-huang, the smothering process) which is the slow oxidation process of tea polyphenols such as catechin. As a result, it produces bright yellow color, refreshing flavor and sweet and mellow taste that are the characteristics of yellow tea.
Features of Junshan Yinzhen
1) Tea buds is bright yellowish green color, straight and covered with white downy fuzz..
2) Water color is light almond-yellow color.
3) Fragrance is called (Qing-xiang) that is greenish refreshing flavor.
4) Taste is brisk, sweet and mellow.
5) Tea buds after brewing is very bright yellow color, flesh, thick, and soft.
6) The size of bud: Length 25-30mm, Width 3-4mm, Stem 2mm
Steeping Jun Sah Yin zhen(Silver Needle) with a standard glass.
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|Chinese Name||君山银针(jūn shān yín zhēn)|
|Other Names||Mount Jun Silver Needle, Junshan Silver Needle|
|Growing Area||Hunan Province, China|
|Harvest Period||Around Qing Ming, April 5th.|
|Processing Technique||Kill Green(Deactivation)→Rolling→Piling and Simmering→Desiccation(Repeatedly Baking)|
|Appearance||Tea buds is bright yellowish green color, straight and covered with white downy fuzz. The size of bud: Length 25-30mm, Width 3-4mm, Stem 2mm|
|Aroma||Fragrance is called (Qing-xiang) that is greenish refreshing flavor.|
|Liquor||Water color is light almond-yellow color.|
|Tasting Notes||Taste is brisk, sweet and mellow.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Glass Pot, Glass(Tumbler), Porcelain Cup|
|Steeping Instructions||Middle Steeping:Warm the teapot(cup,glass)→Add tea leaves→Moisturize the leaves with hot water→Add water to 70% full→Enjoy after the tea leaves sinking.|
|Storage||Seal tightly, store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and odour.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
Great tea! Review by Rachel Miller
I brew it a little shorter than usual for a white tea. I was worried it would be to grassy but it's not at all. Crisp clean and light. subtle yet flavorful. (Posted on 1/29/2016)
Review by Quentin Watson
Very delicate light flavor with just a hint of citrus and sweetness. It looks beautiful, settle and gentle. (Posted on 1/23/2016)
Review by Lareina White
Subtle is the word for this tea. It's quietly floral, then gives way to a creamy smoke flavor. I don't normally like white tea that much, but I would recommond this one. (Posted on 1/17/2015)
Review by Hank Farkas
One of my favorites. Got it in a sample from ESGREEN and will definitely reorder. (Posted on 1/11/2014)
Review by Eddie Thompson
The aroma of this tea is very lovely. Sweet and a touch fruity. The flavor is sweet with a subtle smokiness to it. Typical for yellow tea? Not sure, but I simply love it! (Posted on 1/5/2013)
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