|The highest grade of Lapsang Souchong is called Jun Mei or Beautiful Eyebrow (in English) because the processed tea leaf resembles an eyebrow. Jun Mei can be further categorized into Gold (Jin) and Silver (Yin) grade; we are carrying the latter. What is special about Jun Mei Souchong is that unlike other Lapsang Souchong, it is processed using tender, full tea leaves and buds harvested in early spring before the Qing Ming festival.
This tea is also known as Zheng Shan Souchong. Zheng Shan means "Original Mountain" and only tea leaves picked from Wuyi (Tong Mu Guan) harvest area can be called as "Zheng Shan".
Jun Mei Black Tea, Yin Jun Mei Lapsang Souchong
The floral fragrance of the dried tea leaves reminiscent of blooming orchids. This turns into strong lily fragrance and taste once infused with hot water. Only tea leaves picked from high mountain (above 1300 metres) Tong Mu Guan area has this special characteristic. Good for multiple infusions.
Yin Jun Mei Souchong tea leaves are carefully rolled and when infused, they unfurl into young one-bud one-leaf tea leaves. Clear orange color infusion.
Tong Mu Guan, Fujian Province