Jin Jun Mei Red Tea
What is Red Tea?
What we call "Black Tea" in the West, Chinese call "Red Tea" (Hong Cha 红茶.)
To respect Chinese tea tradition, I use the Chinese description of "Red Tea", but no matter the name, if you have had black tea before, the taste will be familiar to you!
Jin Jun Mei, or "Golden Stallion Eyebrows", is one of my favorite teas. This tea is made from very fine tea leaf buds, all picked by hand. A kilogram of tea could have as many as 10,000 individual leaves.
The tea is oxidized and roasted, allowing it to retain its fantastic fruity fragrance while developing deeper, rich, malty notes. This combination of rich flavor and light and easy-drinking character is difficult to find elsewhere.
This Jin Jun Mei comes from Wuyi Mountain, the gold standard for this type of tea. It's definitely a can't miss tea and one I have wanted to share with people from my first day of starting the tea shop.
VALUE AND QUALITY
Want the best value? This tea comes in 100g and 200g sizes - check the drop-down menu above!
Jesse's Teahouse started because Jesse realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 cups of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
NOT JUST TEA, TEA CULTURE
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
Don't Forget Your Tea Pets!
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.