A mild climate, foggy air, and complete privacy are the conditions in which one of the rarest Chinese teas, Jun Shan Yin Zhen, grows. On a small island in the second-largest freshwater lake in China, these amazing bushes with ideal buds for the production of this famous tea grow.
This tea is produced only with young tea buds. There are many criteria that define their selection: buds should not be too short, too long, sluggish or open. After the appropriate raw material is picked and dried, it undergoes the procedure of "languishing"; for about seventy hours the tea is kept in shallow horizontal pallets at a certain temperature. Because of this, the tea acquires its unique taste. Warming on wooden fire gives the tea a light, smoky aroma.