Friday, February 6, 2015

Keemun Tea

Keemun Tea
 From Upton Tea Imports
"Often called the burgundy of teas, Chinese Keemuns are rich and flavorful.  Sweet, fruity and pleasantly full-bodied, these teas are usually enjoyed without the addition of milk or sugar.
Among the higher grades of Keemun, a delicate smoky nuance adds to the overall
flavor and appeal of the cup.   

I really like the details on the Upton Tea labels. They will personalize them, too. .
Keemun is produced in the Qimen County of Huangshan City in Anhui province of China.
Keemun was first produced in 1875, and is used in a  number of classic tea blends.

My preference is to brew Keemun for 3 minutes,
but remember, you need to experiment with different brewing
times to determine your favorite strength. 
I made a 4 cups on a Chatsford Teapot with an infuser basket.
Below you can see the lovely rich color of the leaves after brewing. 
My tea friends will not be surprised to hear
I enjoyed this First Grade China Keemun (black tea) and will be having more.

This brew reminded me of very pleasant tea time travels with Nancy Reppert.



Rosemary said...

I *love* a good Keemun especially if it has that subtle smoky undertone!

Marilyn said...

For some reason I have not acquired a taste for Keemun unless with milk. Maybe I am steeping too long.

Angela McRae said...

Nope, not surprised at all to hear you enjoyed this one!


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