Jun Shan Yin Zhen

Jun Shan Yin Zhen

Name: Jun Shan Yin Zhen (Junshan Silver Needle Tea)
Category: Yellow Tea
Origin: Junshan Island, Hunan Province
Shape: Wholly made of bud, tea body covered with hairs
Color: Orange-yellow inside, wrapped in a layer of pekoe

Description: Jun Shan Yin Zhen was an imperial tribute tea in the ancient China. This rare and unique tea is harvested under rigorous conditions, and the harvest period is very short, only lasting about ten days from the end of March to early April. Only tea buds that are about 3 cm tall, not too old also not too young can be picked. The formation of the unique characteristics of Jun Shan Yin Zhen is closely related to the climate and soil quality of Junshan Island.

History: Jun Shan Yin Zhen was created in the Tang Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, Jun Shan Yin Zhen was regarded as a tribute tea. According to historical records, Emperor Qianlong liked it very much. He ordered that nine kilograms of Jun Shan Yin Zhen should be sent to the imperial palace every year.

Benefits: Jun Shan Yin Zhen can lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help improve eyesight in Chinese medicine. Some studies suggest that yellow tea can improve skin health, help to reduce the effects of aging.

How to prepare Jun Shan Yin Zhen

Simple Method
Tea Cup: 12oz / 355ml
Temperature: 185 degree Fahrenheit / 85 degree Celsius
Amount: 4g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins

Gongfu Style Brewing Method
Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
Temperature: 185 degree Fahrenheit / 85 degree Celsius
Amount: 5g Tea
5 steeps: 40s, 60s, 80s, 120s, 150s

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