Hailing from Qimen county (spelled “Keemun” on old maps), named after Mount Qi which provides perfect conditions for tea cultivation in Anhui province, this exceptionally refined black tea has been mellowed through a unique local recipe with particularly slow withering and oxidizing, giving it gently nuanced flavors and aromas.
A superb step above the classic black teas, “Grand Keemun” is perfect for those who love a deep red cup with full-bodied flavor, malty and caramel. There are cocoa, rose and other subtle floral notes, and just enough smoky complexity to make every cup an exciting taste experience, but it is the sweetness of this tea that makes it stand out. Even the aroma is like honey and berries, and a cup steeped with extra leaves will come out dark, rich, velvety, almost fruity in its sugary mouth-feel.
Perfect for iced tea, try it with lemon and honey. Also very good with milk and sugar.
This tea is one of Tyler’s favorites – and available at a bargain price!
Steeping Time – 3 Minutes
Water Temp – 212 F
Whole leaf black tea