Keemun SuperiorRegular price $6.25
Origin: Anhui Province, Quimen County, China
Description: This Keemun Superior is a quintessential, high-quality organic example of the Keemun teas typical from the region of Anhui. The soil conditions in the area are known to add a unique sweetness to the teas. This one steeps to an astringency that is tangible but smooth. A classic, dry black tea.
Tasting Notes: The steep of this Keemun begins with the mingled aromas of a fresh sourdough bread and tasting notes of bitter chocolate and cotton. The cup is smooth, with a gentle growing astringency that builds to a nearly sour, earthy citrus finish. As the tea sits, the smell of vanilla is perceptible.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.
Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.
Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.
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