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Keemun Black Tea is one of the four famous black tea in the world, while Keemun Fragrant Black tea is one of the best of it. Keemun Fragrant Black tea only use spring tea leaves as material, in the form of one bud and two leaves. Making process of this tea will take 8 – 9 hours, including lightly sun withering, rolling, fermentation, drying, and manual kneading. The dry leaves are tight and thin. Keemun Fragrant Black tea is fully fermented, presenting a color of coppery red, and revealing abundant golden buds. The unique Keemun fragrance and fruity floral flavor makes the tea suitable for either brewing with Gaiwan or drinking with milk.
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As one of the key ingredients in the famous English Breakfast tea, Keemun black tea is justifiably considered one of the finest black teas in the world. It's strong aroma and taste hints at both flowers and fruit, but is well balanced and always leaves you wanting more.
Just as famous as Assam Black tea and Darjeeling Black tea, Keemun Black tea has gained a lot of reputation abroad due to its unique flavor, which is called Keemun fragrance. It is one of the world’s three highest fragrant tea. TeaVivre choose this Keemun Fragrant Black tea for its lovers. Making by traditional methods, Keemun Black tea uses a special tree species of Keemun Tea tree: Zhuye, which is mainly planted in the Keemun Black tea base in Huangjing Village, Boxi Township (elevation between 300 – 600 meters). Differ from Keemun Hao Ya Black Tea, Keemun Fragrant Black Tea is manually kneaded, making the tea becoming smoother in shape and mellower in taste. It could be fit for mixed black tea lovers, as well as for people who love the original flavor of black teas.
Keemun black tea is fully oxidised, and so does not have the same level of antioxidants as our Green or White teas. However it still makes a great healthy tea to drink, especially if drunk with no or minimal milk and sugar, and provides a great natural source of fluoride and other vitamins.
For more information on the health benefits of TeaVivre's Black Teas, see our article on Tea Health benefit.
Huangshan Mountain lies in the south of Anhui Province, circling from east towards west. Mountain regions occupies 90% of its total area, with an average elevation around 600 meters. Tea gardens mainly spread in valleys between the elevation of 100 to 350 meters. Forests take an percentage of 80% of its total area. Day and night temperature here ranges greatly, while with cloudy climate and short time of daylight, forming a suitable environment for tea’s growth. This Keemun Fragrant Black Tea TeaVivre choosed is from the tea base in Huangjing Village, Boxi Township.
Keemun County locates in the south of Anhui Province, west of Huangshan Mountain. Now it has an area of 10,000 squares’ tea gardens. Keemun, the Township of Chinese Black Tea, has a long history of producing teas. It could be traced back to Tang Dynasty, during which prosperous tea market already existed. Keemun Black Tea is one of ten famous tea in China. It is known as the boutique in Keemun products because of its tight shape, mellow taste and Keemun fragrance.
Mr. Jiang has been engaged in the black tea industry for over ten years. He and his workers are well known to produce some of China's most sought after Keemun teas, illustrated by their Keemun winning gold medal for best tea at the Shanghai World Expo. Till now, his tea garden has about 2,500 acres of tea gardens, including about 1,400 that have been independently certified as organic.
His gardens are all at about 1,200ft elevation, surrounded by high, forest covered mountains – perfect to ensure an ideal, mild, wet, climate for growing tea, and. have also had ISO9001 certification since 2008 and in 2009 began their own limited exporting.
Keemun Zhuye(槠叶) (sexually reproducing species), also called Keemun Species
Chemical composition of fresh tea leaf: 31.11% polyphenols, 14.66% Catechins, 5.42 % amino acid, 44.72% Water extract. It’s suitable for making black tea and green tea. Kung Fu Black Tea, which is made from the Keemun species, is tight and dark, and has long-last aftertaste and unique fruity floral flavor, which is called Keemun Fragrance.
Keemun has a short – by Chinese standards – history that begun in 1875 in Qimen. An unsuccessful bureaucrat by the name of Yu Gancheng decided to quit working for the government and try his hand at tea making. Due to the great demand and high prices for black teas at the time, he travelled to Fujian to learn how to make black tea. Returning to Anhui he introduced black teas to the area, that up until then had just made green teas. Over the next decade or so, the process and tea continuously improved, culminating in 1883 with what is now known as Keemun black tea.
The amazing taste and aroma of this tea, combined with good marketing, combined to make this tea an instant hit, and was in huge demand overseas in England and the US. It won international prize in 1915 Panamanian world Expos.
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I showed restraint, appreciative of the sweet aroma before I slurped once, twice then three times from my small cup (splaying the tea throughout my mouth, catching air). We only taste tea the ‘loud’ way among ourselves when the shop is quiet, not to startle anyone. I mention how this is done because it’s worth trying out (quite a bit like tasting wine). We all liked this tea, and I couldn’t wait to have a whole pot of tea to myself the next morning! The next day, Saturday morning which was race day, I made a pot of Superfine Keemun…Western Style…with a slightly longer steep than most people would do. This is the best Black Tea I’ve tasted from Teavivre! Fragrant, with sweetness, slight black pepper and barley, cocoa with almost no smoke. I added cream and sugar which enhanced the sweet cocoa flavor and revealed the richness of this fine Black Tea. This is the Keemun I want in my cupboard! It’s not dry or harsh but has depth and complexity. This review was originally published on Steepster by Bonnie in August, 2013. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Bonnie.
my best is keemun is Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong enough quality but not my best.
Dried leaves smell of sun warmed hay and that clean 'black tea' scent. Brewed liquor is a wonderful reddish-copper with purple undertones. Smooth with a pleasant lingering aftertaste of sweet potato. Not noticeably smokey.
The word “fragrant” in the title does not mislead; indeed, this tea is aromatic in many ways. The small, mostly black dry leaves exude a powerful aroma of citrus, cocoa, and that unmistakable “pure tea” scent. This balanced medley is interestingly persistent and found in the wet leaves, the liquor, and the empty cup/gaiwan lid. The liquor is bisquity and very smooth, with a lively and crisp texture. Flavors open exponentially, with a slower start upon the cusp of the sip, quickly rising into a strong, full-bodied mouthfeel. While it develops quickly, the complexity is low. However, the depth is remarkable and is enough to lead to a cooling finish in the throat and a lingering aftertaste. In some cases with high amounts of leaf, the finish is drying and somewhat sour, while the general mouthfeel is sharp and slightly metallic. Hence, I have found that small amounts of leaves produce a more balanced, sweet brew, while packing the gaiwan seems to bring out more undesirable qualities, even with flash infusions. Sweetness is pretty low-key, but after seven or eight steeps, I am able to steep out infusion after infusion of flinty sweet liquor with a simple, slightly malty, “tea” flavor. This ability to go the distance in steeps, its powerful cooling qualities, and its strong fragrance make this a really great Keemun. This review was originally published on Steepster by Cody in July, 2013. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Cody.
LOVE this tea.... I got others with my order but frankly do not want to stop enjoying this one just yet.
I used 1 tsp of leaf for this cup. This tea took me by suprise, I wasn’t expecting it to taste this good. It is slightly sweet with light fruity notes. I am also getting a little bit of a malty note to this. In the aftertaste, I am getting subtle floral notes.
Free sample from Teavivre. Thank you. On opening the packet I did my usual thing and stuck my nose right inside, before breathing in deeply. There is a warmth to the aroma of the dry leaf. My first thought is of hay, but tempered with the smell of fresh wheat, newly harvested and threshed. This aroma develops into something slightly malty and a bit flowery when the tea is brewed. The taste of the liquor is sweet and mellow. There are chocolatey undertones here, but little of the maltiness of other similar teas. Instead it is lighter and the unmalted grain flavour comes through. I’m not sure I get the fruitiness that Teavivre’s site tell me is there, but the sweet, mellow, grainy flavour is very good, and the aftertaste lingers pleasantly on. I like this tea.
Thank you to Teavivre for sending this wonderful set of samples! They finally arrived today and I can finally start digging in. I am in a black tea sort of mood so I figured this would be a great place to start, that and the tea came in a little once cup pouch so I didn’t have to do any measuring! The dry leaf smell reminds me of soy sauce with a hint of sesame seed, which is making me really hungry as well as get this tea going. The steeped tea is a nice dark amber color and smells a little soy saucey still with a hint of chocolate. The taste is very nice. There is no astringency that I can detect, which is very nice and makes for a smooth tea. There are some nice chocolate notes that are coming out as I sip this as well as a hint of chili. I might try less water when I resteep this to try and make it a little more to stronger. This review was originally published on Steepster by Matt on October, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Matt.
I received this tea as a sample and I'm glad I did! Small ebony leaf, smells like caramel, honey or candy in the bag without being cloying. A light sweet smooth, plum-like, cocoa-caramel, very low in smokiness with no bitterness. No one scent overpowers, but a rich and mellow flavored Keemun. Priced economically, a good tea either hot or cold.
This is another one I’ve had my eye on for a few months. I was thrilled when it was offered to me by Angel at Teavivre. I’ve previously tried their Keemun Hao Ya, and I loved it. While it was smoky, this doesn’t smell smoky at all. The dry leaves are particularly dark, almost black, and extremely thin and long. Like brittle spider legs as I measure them above my slightly cooled water. They smell very strong, pungent even. Once brewed, the tea smells like honey and wood with a hint of something that kinda makes me think of pumpkin. The taste is intriguing and delicious. This is a rather strong black tea as far as Teavivre’s lineup has been so far. It makes me think of a malty puerh. I’m going to give it maybe three minutes and thirty seconds next, in hopes of making it even stronger. Must experiment. But for now, I think I liked the Hao Ya better. This review was originally published on Steepster by Tabby on August, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Tabby.
Reply: Organic Superfine Fragrant is the highest grade Keemun on our site. Premiun Hao Ya is also high quality tea. The tea leaves of Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant is more complete than Hao Ya. Both of our Keemun teas taste smooth, fruity and floral flavor. And our Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant has a special roasted sweet potatoes taste.
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