Saturday, November 3, 2007

Junshan Yinzhen


Googling "junshan yinzhen" yields lots of conflicting information. Some list it as a white tea, others as a yellow tea, and others as green. This one was listed as a green tea so I'm going to go with it.

When brewed, it is easy to understand the trouble with classification. It has the grassy flavor of a light chinese green but the sweet scent of a white. You can see how pale the tea is too, it looks like most whites I've had. Perhaps it is more appropriate for a early spring day than a mid-fall one, but I was thrilled to be drinking a chinese tea that was as interesting as I wanted.

This tea, like the broken nugget pu-er and the 2004 raw tuo, comes from pu-erh shop. I highly recommend it.

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