Keemun Tea Black Tea Qimen Tea
Keemun Black Tea, also colloquially known as “the queen of black tea”, is one of the finest teas in the world. It has been planted in Qimen County, Huangshan City in Anhui Province for more than 100 years. It is well-known for its strong fragrance, fresh and mellow taste, and its strong colour when brewed.
Although it may not have been the first Chinese black tea to be produced or exported, it certainly gained a solid reputation in the West as one of China’s best black teas. In general, there are three prominent types of black teas that are believed to possess the most intense fragrance of all black teas worldwide: Keemun black tea, Darjeeling tea and Ceylon tea.
Hence, if you’re looking for a hearty tea for the morning, the Keemun Black Tea makes for one of the best breakfast teas. We highly recommend this for people who enjoy a strong cup of black tea with a light smoky aroma.
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Origin: Qimen County, Anhui
Caffeine Level: Moderate, <40% of a typical cup of coffee (per serving)
- We recommend either using a Gaiwan, or a White Porcelain/Purple Sand/Transparent Teapot
- Put tea leaves into teapot
- Rinse tea leaves with boiled water
- Pour boiled water again and leave it to steep for 2-3 min
- Pour into a Fair Cup (Gongdaobei) and prepare to serve
- Tea leaf: 3-5 g
- Temperature: 90-95℃
- Use a Gaiwan to Steep for 10 to 15 seconds
- Can be re-steeped 4 to 6 times
Keemun has many health benefits which include
- Reduces Lethargy
- Clear Inner Heatiness
- Help in Diuresis
- Warms the Stomache
- Anti-cold, inhibit cold virus activity
- Anti-inflammatory and Sterilization
- Hypoglycemic, lipid-lowering