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  • Origin: Junshan, Hunan, China
  • Type: Yellow tea tender shoot
  • Grade: #3 (Medium Level)
  • Net Weight: 50g
  • Caffeine: <50mg/cup (8 oz.)
  • Expired Date: 12 Months
  • Storage Conditions: Dry, Refrigerated, No odor, Well-Sealed, Sunshine Shielded, Low Temperature.

what is Junshan Yinzhen tea?

Junshan Yinzhen tea is one of the rarest yellow teas in China. It is grown on Junshan Island in Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. It was reportedly created by accident while Lu Yu, the founder of Teaism and author of Cha Jing (The Classic of Tea) drank Junshan Silver Needles with master Zhao Shude in the Song Dynasty. Zhao Shude was not pleased with the taste and commented that it was like "drinking boiled water." Lu Yu is said to have replied, "There are many ways to brew tea, but only one way to boil water."

Zhao Shude then took some tea back to his workshop and tried to improve the flavor by adding a little more salt. The result was a delicate and fragrant tea with yellow liquor.

What are the benefits of Junshan Yinzhen tea?

Like most green and white teas, Junshan Yinzhen tea is low in caffeine and high in antioxidants. It has been shown to improve mental alertness, boost the immune system, and protect against heart disease and cancer. It is also a good source of vitamins B1, B2, C, and E.

What are the different grades of Junshan Yinzhen tea?

Junshan Yinzhen is available in both loose leaf and compressed forms. There are six grades that indicate quality, with #1 being the highest grade. Grades 1-5 are greenish-yellow in color while grade 6 tends to be more yellow. The higher grades are more fragrant and have a stronger flavor.

How to make Junshan Yinzhen tea?

To Brew Junshan Yinzhen, it is better to use clear mountain spring water. tea set appropriate with transparent glass, glass height 10 ~ 15 cm, 4 ~ 6 cm in diameter at the top. With every cup of tea leaves for about 3~6g, The brewing process is as follows:
(1) Enjoy tea leaves
Ingesting a small amount of Junshan Yinzhen with a teaspoon, put in a clean enjoy tea tray, for guests to view.
(2) Clean teaware
Preheat cup with boiling water, clean the tea set and drink water, in order to avoid buds water absorption and reduce the rate of buds erect.
(3) Position tea
Use teaspoon gently extracted from the teapot Junshan yinzhen about 3~6g grams, into the cup for brewing.
(4) Water pouring
Around 70 ℃ in the kettle boiling water, use the force of the water, after the first fast-slow into cups, to 1/2, the buds. Later, and then rushed to 70%~80% of the cup's volume. To make buds even water, accelerate the sink when available glass lid on the cup, after 5 minutes, remove the glass cover plates. Under the action of water and heat, tea appearance shape, the buds of ups and downs, the occurrence of air bubbles, etc., are rare when other tea, this is the unique atmosphere of Junshan island silver needle tea.
(5) Serve tea soup
Brewing about 10 minutes later, can start drinking. Hands a cup at this moment, the courtesy to guests.

How to store Junshan Yinzhen tea?

Tea lovers know that the taste of tea changes with the storage environment. The best way to store Junshan Yinzhen is in an airtight container or bag and stored in a cool, dry place. Tea should not be stored in the refrigerator or freezer as this will ruin the flavor.

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Tea plays an important role in China. It is commonly consumed at social events, and many cultures have created intricate formal ceremonies for these events. Afternoon tea is a British custom with widespread appeal. Tea ceremonies, with their roots in the Chinese tea culture, differ among East Asian countries, such as the Japanese or Korean versions. Tea may differ widely in preparation, such as in Tibet, where the beverage is commonly brewed with salt and butter. Tea may be drunk in small private gatherings (tea parties) or in public (tea houses designed for social interaction).

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