I am simply obsessed with this exquisite variety of Chinese black tea!
Jin Jun Mei (金骏眉) — the name literately means “golden pretty brows”, the upgraded Lapsang Souchong, from the top of Wuyi Mountain nestled in China’s extensive Fujian province. The brew is of a delightful strawberry-blonde hue. The delicate tea leaves are transformed from the tea tree shoots hand-plucked by craftsmen in early spring, which are subsequently carefully oxidized. No wonder the best quality “brows” are valued at $1500 or more per ounce. The lingering but subtle sweetness is like the memories of one’s wedding day.
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland