My Life as A Tea Leaf

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Yellow Tea - Junshan Yinzhen

Junshan Yinzhen is listed as one of the 10 most famous tea from China. It is a yellow tea from the Junshan island in Dongting lake located in Hunan. In the recent years however, Junshan Yinzhen is being sold as a green tea - the knowledgeable vendor will tell the customer so, but the less knowledgeable vendor might continue to sell it as a yellow tea, and rake in more profit.

Unlike the green tea version, a true Junshan Yinzhen would be buds and shoots covered in yellowish down; this yellowish tinge in the leaves are caused by short post-fermentation. Each shoot is a voluptuous little lady covered in a yellow mink coat. ..


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