Mt. Jun Yellow Needle

Tea type
Yellow Tea
Ingredients
Yellow Tea Leaves
Flavors
Grain, Sweet, Tea
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Arby
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “Bought this with a giftcard (which is why I was willing to pay $20 for 10g of tea). I knew this was overpriced, but the sales person said it was a slightly toasty yellow, and that’s my current...” Read full tasting note
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MT JUN YELLOW NEEDLE (JUN SHAN YIN ZHEN)
organic yellow tea

China’s most renowned yellow tea, highly prized for a fruity, sweet aroma, soft sugarcane notes & powerful healthful properties.

This ultra-rare “elixir of immortality” is created from tea plants grown in an unique micro-climate found only on a tiny island which is 1 km long & .7 km wide, nestled in Dong Ting Lake. These exclusive bushes are harvested only once a year for about 10 days. After picking, a 3 day painstaking, complex processing method involves slow, controlled, slight oxidation & turns the leaves a light gold colour.

Teamaker: Gao Xiao Zu
region: Yue Yang, Hunan Province, China
Cultivator: Gun Ti Zhong

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Bought this with a giftcard (which is why I was willing to pay $20 for 10g of tea). I knew this was overpriced, but the sales person said it was a slightly toasty yellow, and that’s my current flavour craving.

I did not realise this is a very VERY light tea. I mean very light. You almost can’t taste anything, even with long steep times and lots of leaf (1.5 tsp is what I used).

Steeps 1 and 2: 100 mL of 80 * C water, 5 minutes each, 1.5 tsp leaf
Almost no flavour, clear liquid. Slight tea scent to the brew, but not a lot of flavour yet.

Steep 3: 100 mL of 80 * C water, 8 minutes
Light tea taste, no bitterness, slightly buttery and sweet with notes of grain

Steep 4: 100 mL of 80 * C water, 5 minutes
Light tea flavour, more buttery but less sweetness. A tiny bit of grain flavour. not toasted, but the smells of oats or dried corn kernels.

Overall: Overpriced and not a very good brew either. This isn’t a good tea for those who like strong teas.

Flavors: Grain, Sweet, Tea

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML
Fjellrev

That’s too bad!

Arby

I know! I expected more from Silk road, especially for the price.

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