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The San Francisco (Jin Jun Mei)

$ 75.00 $ 50.00 -67%


Jin Jun Mei

  • 3oz., sold in a black tea caddy, or 1.5 oz. sold in a copper bag
  • Black
  • China, Fuijan Province, Wuyi Mountains
  • grown without pesticides

Behind the Name

This tea’s golden colored tips, and the golden brew they produce reminds us of the gold rush of 1850 - one of the defining moments in the history of San Francisco.  As beautiful and gentle as a mist rolling into San Francisco’s harbor, this tea is handpicked on the slope’s of China’s Wuyi Mountains when young, and in your cup it produces a brew which has an unctuous mouthfeel and a sweet finish.  

Tea Sommelier's Notes

In the cup: This is a beautiful tea when it unfurls in the cup, and it doesn’t disappoint: it is beautiful to the taste as well.

In the mood: When you feel soft, when you feel peaceful, when you feel pretty, when you feel gentle, sip this soft, peaceful, pretty, gentle tea.

In the know: From the slopes of the Wuji Mountains in China, Jin Jun Mei is handpicked when young, rolled, and oxidized before being baked to perfection.

In the brewing vessel: 1 rounded Tsp. to 8 oz. water. Temperature 185 – 200: String of Pearls, for sweeter profile; 200 – 205: Dragon Eyes, for more complex profile (See our "Five Stages of Bringing Water to a Boil"). 

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