- 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.
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.
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.
How to brew Junshan Yinzhen tea?
How to store?
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.