Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Golden Eyebrow

Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Golden Eyebrow

133-50-P
In stock: 28
3.9
China
US$8.50
US$8.50
CN
Origin
China
Asia
Caffeine Level (mg/100g)
0
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41+

Description

Our premium Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Golden Eyebrow holds the distinction of being the world's rarest Lapsang (smoked) Chinese black tea, and is subject to incredibly high standards to ensure its consistency and fine quality.

Our Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Golden Eyebrow comes from a rare species of wild tea that grows at a high altitude in China's Wuyi Mountain range. It is picked before Qing Ming, and is highly labour-intensive to gather, much pride and care goes in to this fine craft production! Jin Jun Mei Lapsang Golden Eyebrow’s leaves are slender, tightly curled gold flecked black leaves and tips. Its heady smoked aroma lends the blend an interesting mysterious quality.

Once steeped, it produces a maple syrup golden tea liquor with a rich and aromatic taste of cocoa, honey, baked goods, molasses, and a hint of honeysuckle; and no bitterness whatsoever.

For the best tea drinking experience, we recommend using a gaiwan and enjoying multiple infusions.

This is how to do it:
1 TSP or 1 BAG
8oz / 200ml
205F / 95°C
2 - 3 min

Details

Ingredients:
Black tea

Reviews

by Dk
December 2020
As previous reviewers have noted, this tea (or the smoky style of tea in general) is not for everyone. That said, I have really enjoyed this for its blend of headiness and delicacy. An occasional problem with Lapsang is that the base material (i.e. the leaves) is often an inferior quality tea, with the smoke simply masking the faults. Not so here - the flavor is neither short nor harsh. There is an exotic, musky quality to the overall flavor, and the smokiness complements these attributes rather than covering them up. As a prior reviewer wrote, the second infusion loses some of the finesse of the first, but that's to be expected. This is rather unique, and I expect it will be too "busy" for some palates, but I give five stars without hesitation.
by Dirk Matthews
September 2020
This is my new favorite tea. A long time drinker of Lapsang, I gave this one a try. It is far more delicate. A nice smokiness introduces you to hints of caramel and vanilla. In some ways, it’s like a nice caramel Asam combined with a Tarry Souchong, two of my favorites. More refined and nuanced, I switch between cream and no cream to have different experiences. It’s at least worth a shot, and you just might move away from a traditional Lapsang.
by Bobj
May 2020
This is a real smoky tea, you can smell it through the package. It kind of stinks First brew is real smoky, second brew with same leaves just taste like regular tea. This not one I would be again.
by Michael Dunn
November 2019
I dunno... Some seem to like this. The leaves are smoky, but there's some other weird aroma there I've never before encountered in any tea. Once brewed, it's not really smoky anymore—just that off-putting flavour remains. Not for me. Try it and see what you think...?
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