Junshan Yinzhen
Jushan Yinzhen

Other namesMount Jun Silver Needle
Jun Mountain Silver Needle

Quick descriptionOne of the Famous Chinese Teas.

A map of China with Hunan province highlighted
Junshan Yinzhen is grown in Hunan province, China.

Junshan Yinzhen (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 君山; pinyin: Jūnshān Yínzhēn; lit. 'Silver Needle(s) of the Jun Mountain'; Standard Chinese pronunciation [tɕýn.ʂán ǐn.ʈʂə́n]) is a yellow tea from Junshan Island of the Hunan Province in China. It is considered to be China's rarest tea and one of the Ten Chinese Famous Teas.

Although the same kind of tea trees are also planted around Dongting Lake, where Junshan Island is located, those teas should not be called Junshan Yinzhen.[1] The tea resembles the White tea Yinzhen known as Bai Hao Yinzhen. Junshan Yinzhen,[2] allegedly the preferred tea of Chairman Mao Zedong, is a rare tea sometimes sold as White tea.

See also


  1. ^ "Junshan Yinzhen Tea, China Yellow Tea in Hunan - Easy Tour China". www.easytourchina.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  2. ^ "About Jun Shan Yin Zhen-Mt.Jun Silver Needle - ESGREEN BLOG | Chinese Tea Information". www.esgreen.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2017-01-31.