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Keemun

$16.00

Keemun

  • 漢字 祁門紅茶

    origin Qimen County, Anhui

    craft chopped

    flavor notes robust, earthy, bright

    漢字 祁門紅茶

    origin Qimen County, Anhui

    craft chopped

    flavor notes robust, earthy, bright

    Developed by a Chinese mandarin in 1875 to satiate the increasing demand for tea in Europe, Keemun quickly became the primary tea export of late 19th century imperial China. Today, it is a key component in traditional English Breakfast blends, but usually used in smaller quantities because of its cost relative to lower grade Indian Assams.

    Our Keemun comes from Anhui Province, China. The leaves were harvested from a tea garden in the county of Qimen. Once harvested the leaves are cut to increase the rate of oxidation, a process that creates the rich mahogany color of the tea.

    This is a good everyday breakfast tea. Its dark mahogany color, honeyed aroma and floral character makes a lighter brew than Indian blends, but the heartiness of this tea means it could hold up well to high temperature English style brewing.

  • tea
    water
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    1g per 1oz at 195°F for 2m

    This brewing method is ideal for Wuyi Oolongs and robust black teas, producing a rich and satisfying brew while maintaining a smooth texture and finish.

    Learn the fundamentals of tea brewing and master your technique here.