Keemun Mao Feng
Nestled between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River, Quimen County has a long history for processing the famous green tea Haungshang Mao Feng. It wasn’t until 1875 that a young tea maker from this area began to process the native tea plants into a black tea with the export market in mind. Borrowing techniques from Yunnan that already had a tradition for creating rich, oxidized teas, this new black tea quickly gained popularity abroad. It has in fact become one of China’s most famous teas. Keemun is a unique tea. The soil conditions in the area add a sweetness and light fruity notes to a very dark cup. A typical keemun is mild with subtle, toasty and cocoa-ey notes.
‘Mao Feng’ is used to describe a higher quality tea. It literally means ‘Fur Peak’ and refers to the specific pluck. This Mao Feng consist of a leaf and bud. A quality tea with a mild, toasty flavor and faint notes of stone-fruit blossoms.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.
|Origin||Anhui Province, China|
|Tasting Notes||A beautiful classic black tea with a smooth, body and a rich, warm lingering finish. The liquor is a beautiful dark amber. It is just as perfect as a morning tea as it is as your afternoon treat.|
China has a rich tradition for producing higher quality black teas. Known as red tea in China, the tea leaves for these teas are carefully plucked and then gently processed. The end result is an exceptionally fragrant tea, soft with warm, toasty notes and less astringency.
Starting at $5.00–$112.50