Junshanyinzhen – this tea is made in the Junshan mountains,
near Dongting Lake in Hunan province. It consists of only
singular tender buds hand picked shortly before Qingmingjie
holiday. Leaves aren’t rolled so their shape resembles
needles covered with silver hairs. Hence the name – yin zhen
– silver needles. Buds are yellowish in colour and give a
clear yellow concoction with refreshing sweet flavour.
During steeping, they move vertically, falling and coming up
to the surface. Junshanyinzhen is regarded one of ten most
popular and exclusive Chinese teas. The annual production is
not larger than 20-30 kg so it is quite uncommon in the
world and for that reason extremely expensive.