Keemun has a history as rich as its taste – a Chinese government official found himself out of work and out of luck just before the turn of the 20th century, and taking his father’s advice that “a skill is a better guarantee than a title” for making a living, entered the tea trade in Anhui Province. What he produced remains the tea to which all other black teas are held.
Our superior grade Keemun has a distinctive fruity fragrance without being overpowering. When brewed, it shows off the tea’s famously striking amber liquor, while the flavor is dark, rich, and toasty, with a hint of smokiness.
- Pairs well with baked goods, spicy soups, desserts, and chilly winter afternoons
- Steep Time: 200°-212° for 4 minutes
- Black tea