We are also delighted that our 2019 Golden Steed Eyebrow black tea was awarded a GOLD medal at the 2019 Royal Agricultural Society Tasmania Fine Food Awards in the black tea category.
Golden Steed Eyebrow is a spectacular tea made entirely from buds resulting in a distinct golden appearance when finished. Our Golden Steed Eyebrow is sweet, full-bodied and rich. This tea has an accentuated honey-like aroma.
We also have available 2018 Golden Steed Eyebrow that has a delicious cocoa and toast flavour. Despite being produced in the same growing region and undergoing the same processing techniques we encourage you to taste both of these teas to appreciate the impact of different harvest seasons.
Golden Steed Eyebrow also known as ‘Jin Jun Mei’ is a relative ‘newcomer’ to the red teas of China and was developed in 2005 in Tong Mu Gan. Whilst our Golden Steed Eyebrow has not been produced in Tong Mu Gan it is a wonderful representation of this style of tea. We love examples of innovation in tea making as they continue to make tea relevant and suited to our contemporary taste preferences. We also carry a limited quantity of authentic Tong Mu Jin Jun Mei for those discerning lapsang souchong appreciators.
Origin: Mount Huanggang, Fujian province, China
Flavour profile: Sweet | Full-bodied | Honey
Processing highlights: Jin Jun Mei is harvested from the finest young spring buds resulting in the large number of golden tips. This year’s harvest involved superior and consistent picking creating a delicious aromatic infusion. Our Jin Jun Mei is oxidised by placing the buds in a basket with a wet cloth placed over the top. The baskets are placed in a warm room and slowly oxidised over a period of 8-10 hours. The tea is subjected to a light baking to dry and finish the tea.
Cultivar: Fuyun 6
Plucking standard: Bud only
Tea Master: Ms Chen
Jin Jun Mei produces a smooth and comforting liquor that has long-lasting sweet finish. The toast, pine and nut notes are well balanced against the honey aroma. This current season black tea will mellow as it ages.
Golden Steed Eyebrow pairs well with savoury dishes, particularly those containing red meats. This tea also makes an excellent recommendation as a paired tea during the dessert course.
Leaf appearance: Small slender wiry golden buds that resembles the shape of eyebrows.
Aroma: A well-balanced sweet honey-like aroma with toast and nut notes
Liquor colour: Brilliant red-amber