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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 received this tea as a free sample as part of an order. The dry leaves smell a bit like charcoal, but nowhere near what a Lapsang Souchong would smell like, this is far more natural. The infused liquid on the other hand smells winey and fruity, two adjectives commonly associated with Keemun from what I understand. The leaves post-steeping reveal themselves to be whole, intact, and needle-like – very spindly. The tea tastes leathery at first, which then fades into a fresh red grape-type taste with just a hint of smoke. As the tea cools, that smoke is better described as mild earthiness that resolves as tiny particles of gritty flavor on the tongue. The second infusion is lighter, yet leatherier and smokier, with no particle-type flavor resolution. Instead the tea's flavor notes stay sort of hazy or blurry. The smoke does not change into gritty earthiness as the tea cools like on the first infusion. This tea strikes you as an afternoon tea for some reason, despite formerly being included in very early English breakfast blends before being replaced by teas from outside China. It seems like a very high-end exemplar of its class, and for that it deserves 5 stars.
Sweet potato and earthy aroma with the pleasant taste of fruit, dark cocoa and tobacco coming through in the sip. I really do like this sweet and mellow tea – always reliable and always delicious! No bitterness or astringency. Can’t wait to try the new harvest.
Dry, in the packet, this sample smelled really appealing…..very “tea”-ish and already complex. I steeped this western style, 3 minutes at 190 degrees (using a meat thermometer…i hope that counts!). There is a delicate earthy balance as a bottom note to this tea. It sounds like an oxymoron to have a delicate earth note (they are very overpowering in many keemuns) but the earth note in this tea is like the tail to a kite….it gives support and a touch of weight so that the rest of the notes in this tea can…well…take flight in your mouth, I guess! There is a sweet potato and grain note that marries well with a malty flavor that is hitting the underside of my tongue. I love when teas activate different parts of my palate!! I’m not detecting much astringency in this cup, which works for me on most occasions, as I don’t usually like much of it anyways. This is a wonderful Keemun that I will be buying again…..and looking forward to it! Flavors: Earth, Malt, Sweet Potatoes, Yams
This tea has a strong malty taste with slight hints of chocolate and brown sugar. It is quite sweet and not too rich.
This remains the best Keemun ever for me cause it’s different from any others I have tried. There’s no smoke at all, yay! It’s all about the tea’s glorious floral and fruity fragrances. No wonder this makes such a great morning tea, it will awake all your senses in no time. The floral part is not an “in your face” bouquet, but more like the subtle taste you get when rose petals are added to a blend. It’s just very soft and delicate. There’s a nice little tang in this cup, tastes a bit like a good quality apple cider. It’s sweet and malty, slightly earthy, and I notice a certain saltiness at the end of the sip. It’s not a “heavy” black tea, it feels very clear and clean to me. This was my last cup, as I just used what I had left but it’s a definite restock!
Very interesting tea. I've tried it with 2 grams,80 ml cup, 2,5 minutes. The colour is very dark, the flavour is strong with a persistent after taste. In my opinion it has some notes of dark chocolate.
This is a really good black tea. It tastes similar to most other black teas I've had but the aroma is much more pleasant. This is definitely one to try if you like black teas.
I'm not really finding myself a fan of this tea. I am very picky with black teas and rarely sample them, however, this one sounded particularly interesting but it seemed ordinary and had a bit too mineral of a taste.
This is by far my favourite keemun of all of Angel's offering here at Teavivre and one of my favourites out of the many that i have tried. This one has that slightly smokey, malty taste that I adore while still producing a liquor that is smooth, with no astringency or bitterness. i highly recommend this one!
Really enjoyed this tea. Steeped tea has a fruity smell and noticeable mellow body. The taste is fragrant and mild. Deserves a 5-star rating.
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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