The farm and grower
Our Jin Jun Mei is made in Tong Mu Guan (桐木关) by one of our favourite tea farmers, Lao Fu. Lao Fu's family has been making exceptional red teas like Tan Yang Gong Fu (坦洋功夫) in the northern Fujian region for decades, and took this experience with them on their small estate in Tong Mu Guan, where they also produce our Lapsang Souchong. Jin Jun Mei is a relatively 'new' tea, and well known for exceptionally high prices. The leaves are plucked extremely young, and reduce greatly in weight after processing, meaning just a kilo of tea needs many tens of thousands of leaves to produce.