Monday, March 4, 2019

Tea Review: Wild Jun Shan Yin Zhen (Treasure Green)

Wild Jun Shan Yin Zhen/君山銀針
Treasure Green
Type: Yellow
Origin: China, Hunan Province, Dong Ting Lake
Product Description:  Authentic Jun Shan Yin Zhen is amongst the rarest of China’s famous teas. Its restricted growing region and labor intensive production restrains the output of genuine Jun Shan Yin Zhen to a total of only five hundred kilograms each year.

Jun Shan Yin Zhen is lightly pan fried, oxidized, and then charcoal dried. masterfully produced, brews liquor with a very floral nose developing as the tea cools. Body starts in front pallet, lingers and migrates to mid pallet where it sustains its rich complexity. Although strong in flavour, it doesn’t shock the rear palate with a sour tang like some green teas or light oolong. It is exquisite!

Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a sweet aroma with light notes of honey and hay.

The pale green infusion has a sweet, buttery, and nutty aroma with a nutty green flavor and a clean finish.

Following the first infusion, the flavor mellowed and floral notes made an appearance in the second infusion.  As I experienced before with Jun Shan Yin Zhen, you get the fresh taste of green tea with none of the astringency.

This tea was purchased by me.

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