What is Keemun tea?
Keemun is one of the most famous Chinese black teas. It is grown in Qimen county of Anhui province. Keemun is a common name for different varieties of tea in the region.
Malty, slightly smoky with notes of chocolate, Keemun tea contains myrcenal, an essential oil specific only to Keemun, of all teas. Hence, the unique sweet floral flavor.
What does Keemun tea taste like?
On opening a packet of Keemun tea, you’ll encounter a “very sweet and malty scent” with “dried apricot hints.” When brewed, it creates a bright and beautiful red liquor with a scent of “rich dried fruits with honey and molasses.” Premium grades of Keemun will have “a strong cocoa taste and texture, but no bitterness.” Gradually, they reveal notes of “plums, berry, cherry, and spices.” This classic black tea “remains creamy and smooth right through to the finish” but also delivers “that strong breakfast-time kick.”
- Premium Keemun teas go through an elaborate production process to maximize their quality. Leaves are picked only in spring and summer, and only the top bud, along with the top two or three leaves, make the cut. After this, the leaves are further ‘shortlisted’ by hand and fermented in a specific way to create premium Keemun teas.
- Also, try other Chinese black tea varieties. Some of the most popular are Yunnan Dian Hong, Golden Monkey, and Lapsang Souchong.
Keemun Maofeng tea is a premium variety of Keemun and one of the most famous Chinese teas. It is harvested in early spring and made of only the purest unbroken leaves.
Where to buy the best Keemun tea online?
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Black tea from the Anhui province of China. Perhaps the most famous of Chinese varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, almost incense aroma. Our Keemun Concerto steeps a beautiful, fiery amber red, with a smoky aroma and earthy, smooth flavor. Clean finish and very mellow.
Keemun is perhaps the most famous of Chinese tea varieties, prized for its toasty, dark chocolate flavor and slightly smoky aroma. Our finest, hand-made version of this tea brews to a fiery, reddish color with incense smokiness, and aroma of brown sugar and earthy fruitiness. The mouthfeel is textured and layered with incredible depth, possessing the sweetness of dates, brightness of black pepper, the warmth of fresh biscuits and notes of smooth earthy cocoa. The Anhui Keemun is not to be missed! Harvest: Spring 2018.
Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea
Balanced aromatic and fresh rich taste. Keemun Mao Feng is a special variety of Keemun black tea, from Qi Men County in the Anhui province of China. It is known for its peculiar aroma and shape, and has been recognized as one of the world's four best black teas.Rated as the best of China's black teas, Keemun is an absolute delight to drink. Teavivre's superfine Keemun Mao Feng represents the best of this already high-quality tea, with a taste, aroma, and appearance that totally justify its renown. Handmade in its birthplace of Qimen, this tea is simply stunning.
Premium Keemun Hao Ya Black Tea
Refreshing tender aroma, full-bodied taste. Rated as the best of Chinese black teas, Keemun is an absolute delight to drink. TeaVivre's premium Keemun Hao Ya represents the highest quality of this tea generally available to the public, and has a taste, aroma, and appearance that more than justify its reputation as one of the best black teas in the world. Handmade in Keemun's birthplace of Qimen, this tea is truly astounding.
Sweet & Floral Blended Black Tea, Rose Petal Black
Anhui, China Also known 'Meigui Hongcha', Rose Petal Black is a blend of the popular Chinese black tea 'Keemun' and fragrant red rose petals. Robust Keemun. The small leaf tea from Qimen county of Anhui province is best known as the main ingredient for the popular 'English Breakfast' blends. Red Rose Petals. Although there is a vast universe of rose varieties, the ideal for combining with Keemun are the red roses native to Qimen county. They have a distinct, sweet, cooling aroma that lends balance to the blend. Pairing: Rose Petal Black pairs well with slightly spicy and oily foods. It also makes a good iced tea. One of our favorite recipes is to prepare a sauce from Rose Petal Black and pour it over vanilla ice cream.
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.