Top 10 Famous Chinese Tea (5) Junshan Yinzhen Tea (Master Mountain Silver Needle 君山银针)

Type: Yellow Tea
Origin: Junshan Island, Hunan Province
Description: One of the Famous Chinese Teas.

About Junshan Yinzhen Tea

Junshan Yinzhen Tea is a kind of yellow tea originated in Junshan Island of Hunan Province in China. It is also planted around Dongting Lake where the Junshan Island located.

The other names of Junshan Yinzhen Tea are “Mount Jun Silver Needle”, “Superfine White Tea”, “Yin Zhen”, and “Superfine Silver Needle”.

Junshan Yinzhen ,"Silver Needle(s) of the Gentleman Mountain"; Standard Chinese pronunciation s a Yellow tea from Junshan Island of the Hunan Province in China. It is one of the ten Chinese Famous Teas. Although the same kind of tea trees are also planted around Dongting Lake, where Junshan Island is located, those teas should not be called Junshan Yinzhen. The tea resembles the White tea Yinzhen known as Bai Hao Yinzhen. Junshan Yinzhen, allegedly the preferred tea of Chairman Mao Zedong, is a rare tea sometimes sold as White tea. 

Brew Guide

To Brew junshan Yinzhen , 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 for about 3~6 g, .Brewing process is as follows:
(1) Enjoy tea
Ingesting a small amount of junshan Yinzhen with teaspoon , put in clean enjoy tea tray, for guests to viewing.
(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 tea pot 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 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
Brewing about 10 minutes later, can start drinking.Hands a cup at this moment, the courtesy to guests.



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