Jun Shan Yin Zhen


 

Though the word “rare” is so over used in the tea world without any authenticity, Jun Shan Yin Zhen, a yellow tea, hands down is THE most rare Chinese tea nowadays.  While the knock-off versions are plenty, there’s actually only one tea maker on the tiny Jun Shan Island and it is state-owned.  A bona fide modern tribute tea, the yearly harvest goes straight to the government and is usually reserved to treat visiting diplomats. Mr. Guo is the only man in the world knows how to make this ancient yellow tea and he receives special government stipend for his dedication in carrying the craft (with over 30 people helping).