Se7en8ight wrote:chrl42 wrote:1. JJM should be prepared in lower temp to other black teas.
2. That's funny. Real JJM comes from Tong Mu village (the village where used to produce Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong)..the quantity available is not many and they only select early spring leaves..that's why they are expensive.
According to Baike, they select leaves from 1,200~1,600 altitude of China national reserve..like the way they classify in Taiwan...
You are right that they extend the value of name to many available products aside the origin. Feeling from the skin, I don't think you could get a real JJM for less than 100usd/100g (wholesale value)..
Well the gifter "claimed" that it cost him 500 USD for this small tin... or so he claims
Is JJM also smoked? -- being that it is a lapsang souchong.
No..instead it has 'shaking' procedure called Yao Qing. They shake in a machine during 10 hrs.
Furthermore, lap sang sou chong and zheng shan xiao zhong is not the same. You will find many unsmoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong in China.