Qimen Mao Feng / Qimen Downy Tip - Anhui
祁门毛峰 (Qí mén máo fēng) Qimen Mao Feng , old western name: Keemen Downy Tip
Qimen black tea is produced exclusively in the Qimen County in the south of Anhui province. The old name of "Keemun" is often used as a Western misspelling of the nearby town, Qimen (pronounced "Chee-men"). The tea-growing region lies between the Yellow Mountains and the Yangtze River. 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 Mao Feng grade.
This Qimen is a particularly fine example of a winey Qimen very often referred to as the 'Bordeaux or Burgundy of Tea' Qimen undergoes particularly slow withering and oxidation processes, yielding more nuanced aroma and flavour. Some of Qimen'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.
Qimen County, Anhui, China
Culitvar: Qi Men Zhu Ye
ingredients: black tea