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  • Description A light, fruity tea classic with notes of chocolate and caramelized maple. Farmed organically at 1200m above sea level, in Anhui's Yellow Mountain, this tea is a beautiful example of one of the most celebrated black tea styles.

    What is Keemun?
    Keemun (Qimen | 祁門) is one of most famous black teas in China, and one of the first ones to be produced in the Qing Dynasty. The name (Qimen) stems from the name of the county, in the Yellow Mountain region, where the tea originated. The oldest production on record happened in 1875, when locals imported handcrafting techniques from Fujian and applied them to the local Maofeng cultivar.

    Before the rise of India as a major tea producer, English nobility imported choice Chinese tea leaves to satisfy their culinary needs; Keemun was a natural choice: the highly oxidized leaves travel well by ocean (unlike green tea) and yield a rich brew that pairs well with the calorie intensive, traditional English Breakfast.

    TYPE Black Tea
    ORIGIN Huang Shan, Anhui, China
    GPS 30.0ºN 118.9ºE alt. 890M
    TASTING NOTES Dark Chocolate, Maple Caramel
    GARDEN MANAGER
     
    Zha Weiming
    CULTIVAR Keemun Maofeng

     

    Brewing Guide

    WATER 100ºC | 212ºF 120ml | 4oz
    TEA 1.5 tbsp| 4g
    STEEP 90 seconds 
       

Customer Reviews

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Dan N. (Calgary, CA)
Sweet and tasty

This is a nice, easy drinking tea that tastes a little sweet and malty. No need to add milk to this one, but you could. Just don't over steep it, because it goes a little bitter - but it's pretty delicious and I highly recommend.

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Anonymous (Regina, CA)
Lacks depth of flavour

The tea is pretty good with a smooth finish but lacks a depth of flavour and ends up being fairly forgettable. This would be acceptable if the price point was lower but it's quite expensive for 50g of tea.

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Dan N. (Calgary, CA)
Sweet and tasty

This is a nice, easy drinking tea that tastes a little sweet and malty. No need to add milk to this one, but you could. Just don't over steep it, because it goes a little bitter - but it's pretty delicious and I highly recommend.

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Anonymous (Regina, CA)
Lacks depth of flavour

The tea is pretty good with a smooth finish but lacks a depth of flavour and ends up being fairly forgettable. This would be acceptable if the price point was lower but it's quite expensive for 50g of tea.

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