no. 169, Jin Jun Mei (Floral)



An elegant and fully-oxidized black tea from a small family garden in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province.  Fine, delicate leaves produce a complex and resonant infusion rich with notes of malt, dried fruit, oak leaves, ginger flower and cassia with notes of toffee lingering on the palate. Grown in a comparable ecological setting as Tong Mu Guan, this evocative black tea was created from the fragrant Huang Guan Yin cultivar.

Lyrical and warming with a steady, persistent energy. As an indication of its fine production, the refined leaves produce a clear, amber brew.

This exceptional tea is sourced from a small family garden in the Wu Yi mountains of Fujian. This tea is purchased in small quantities and is a limited edition selection.

Infuse Jin Jun Mei (Floral) multiple times to experience the full expression of the leaves.

Tasting Notes: Malt ~ Dried Fruit ~ Cassia ~ Ginger Flower

Origin: Aotou Village, Jianyang City, Wu Yi Shan, Wu Yi Shan Ecological Reserve, Fujian Province, China, Early April 2022

Picking Standard: One bud; Cultivar: Huang Guan Yin

Elevation: 1000m.

  • Brewing Instructions


    • 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water  
    • 195ºF/90ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.)  
    • Brew 4-6 minutes  
    • Good for 3-4 infusions