Nestled between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River, Quimen County has a long history for processing the famous green tea Huangshang 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.
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, Quimen County, China|
|Tasting Notes||A beautiful classic black tea with a smooth, almost musky aroma. Rich liquor with a warm almost sweet caramel finish.|
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 result is an exceptionally fragrant tea, soft with warm, toasty notes and less astringency.
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