Jin Shan -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Jin Shan - Loose 2 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
$ 1.88

Jin Shan

Sale price$ 34.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:2 oz. Tin
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Jin Shan is a light Chinese green tea from a tiny village in Zhejiang Province. It is loaded with silvery tips, and delicious flavors of citrus and roasted vegetables. 

Ingredients: Green tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
1 Body
2 Aroma
 Details: One of Mike's favorite places in Zhejiang Province, China is Jin Shan. One leaves the heat and crowds, climbs up a curvy road, up through the dark pines and pale bamboo trees, to arrive at the ochre walls of the Jin Shan Monastery. Here in this tiny village, locals make a tea that was developed by monks over the centuries. Light yet flavorful, the tea is beautiful with its twists of green and white. Based upon his research, Mike believes that this area was the source of the teas that were transplanted from China to Japan, and which started the great tradition of tea in Japan.
 Dry Leaves: Thin twists of dull green with lots of tips.
 Liquor: Pale Khaki.
 Aroma: The aroma is a mixture of citrus notes from the tea with roast notes from the charcoal finish.
 Flavors: Light lemon notes blended in with the darker flavors. This flavor is created during production when the tea is finished in hot woks and charcoal. It's reminiscent of roasted vegetables like sorrel.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Light-bodied
 Brewing Time: 2 to 3 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 175º