Black No. 6 - Jīn Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrow) - Limited HarvestRegular price $32.50
Origin: Fu'An, Fujian Province, China
Description: Though the coastal Fu'An region of Fujian province is best known for its white teas, increased production of exquisite and complex green and black teas has added to the their international reputation. An early spring harvest of leaf and bud coupled with generations of skillful craftsmanship result in a sublimely aromatic tea. Made using a method of processing and shaping of tea leaves known as 'Golden Eyebrow,' the leaves are long, twisted, and vary from rich burnt umber to a yellow gold.
Tasting Notes: The nose carries the almost surprisingly fruity sugar aroma of toasty, baked peaches. The palate is marked by a sweet mineral taste to start, which develops into prominent dark chocolate notes. This soft cocoa acidity builds to a twang of tannin bitterness along the sides of the tongue. The cup is smooth, and slightly creamy with a high malt. Wonderful start to finish, and excellent for a re-steep.
Brewing Instructions: 3g per cup. 95ºC water. Steep 2 minutes. Re-steep.