Imperial Keemun Mao Feng

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Keemun is produced exclusively in the Qimen County in the south of Anhui province. The name of the tea is an older Western spelling of the name of the nearby town, Qimen (pronounced "Chee-men"). The tea-growing region lies between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River. The cultivar used for Keemun is the same as that used in production of Huangshan Maofeng.

This Keemun is a particularly fine example of a winey Keemun very often referred to as the 'Bordeaux or Burgundy of Tea' Keemun undergoes particularly slow withering and oxidation processes, yielding more nuanced aroma and flavour. Some of Keemun's characteristic floral notes can be attributed to a higher proportion of geraniol, compared to other black teas. The tea has a thick rich liquor that has an orchid like fragrance. This is the third highest grade of Keemun that is available, (the two top grades are Hoa Ya A and Hoa Ya B), and is only made during March and April growing months after which the leaf and cup quality are not sufficient to meet the Imperial Mao Feng grade.


ingredients: black tea