Organic Keemun Black Tea
(Qi Men Hong Cha, Qi Hong, Qihong)
Organically grown, Fair Trade Grower
Origin: Wuyuan, Jianxi, China 婺源‧江西‧中國
Style:Fully oxidized, full bodied, honey sweetness, orchid aroma
Loose leaf style: Slender tightly curled
Loose leaf color: Brilliant black and charcoal
Wet leaf style: Brownish Crimson
Tea color: Crimson
Certification: USDA, BCS certified organic
Also known as Keemum, Qi Men Hong Cha, Qi Hong, Qihong, is originated from Qimen (Qimen), Anhui (An Hui), China. It has been developed for exporting hundred years ago. It is famous for its special honey and orchid aroma, and was called 「Prince Tea」.
The harvest seasons of Keemun are spring and summer, only new buds with two leaves will be harvested. After rolling, roasting, and oxidizing, the tea leaves shine in black. The top quality Keemum color is a mix of black and charcoal, smooth and brilliant. And the tea is crimson red, with delicate aroma. You can get the pure spirit of Keemum by serving it black, but it is not a bad idea to add milk if you like.
Use just 1 tsp of loose tea for 120cc(4oz) 95°C(203F) water. Steam about 2 min for the first brew to unroll the leaves, and add 20 seconds for the following infusions. Provides at least 3 infusions.
Once you get familiar with the tea, you may explore your tea by adjusting brewing time and loose tea amount.
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