Black tea from the Anhui province of China. Our Keemun 1st Grade Tea is a complex showing of an excellent quality Tea. Attractive, fine twisty leaves, with a complex, distinctive fragrance. Perhaps the most famous of Chinese Tea varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, sometimes incense aroma. Famous for its superior flavor and aroma, this is the best of the "Congou" Teas.
Qimen is a county inside China's Anhui province, and Keemun tea is a variant of the name 'Qimen.' Keemun teas come in a wide range of quality, some quite pedestrian, some simply sublime.
The finer grades of this tea are known as Keemun Mao Feng and Keemun Hao Ya. Both are produced in very small quantities, making them pricey, but often well worth it.
(We will be getting the Hao Ya. The Mao Feng is a special Order Item.)
How to Prepare:
Use 2 teaspoons per 16 to 24 oz pot.
Use Boiling (212°F) water.
Steep for 5 to 7 minutes.