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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.
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 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.
I'd recently come to the conclusion that I was simply not that big a fan of Keemun's. I thought that they were good, but nothing extraordinary. However, I decided to ask for a sample of this in my last order simply to be sure. I am very, very surprised at how good this. Taste is a smooth blend of toasty cocoa and malt and it is surprisingly sweet. This is absolutely going in my next order.
The leaves are long, thin, and twisted. I did not brew this according to TeaVivre’s instructions, but used the method by which I usually brew my Keemun Mao Feng as I was hoping this tea might be a good substitution for it. The liquor is lightly noted with cocoa, and a little fruity and malty. It is very smooth and satisfying. It is very low in smoke and earthiness, so this would be a good choice for those who don’t care for the slight smoke and earthiness found in other grades of keemun. This is definitley worth adding to my collection at some point. The price on this one makes it into the range of being more of an everyday tea for me.
Sip down. I had more than I really needed for steeping one mug at a time but not enough for two. I always feel a little uncomfortable using more than necessary. Even though I did not pay for this (thank you TeaVivre) I feel like I am being wasteful. I use what I need and steep until the leaves have given their all. Oh well, in the press it goes. I have not, so far at least, been a big fan of Assams. Ceylon black tea is ok. Chinese black tea I have loved almost every one I’ve tried. Those I haven’t loved I liked a lot. This one I could drink every day. It is really a fine tea. Malty, sweet, fruity. Just plain good.
This review was originally published on Steepster by K S on December, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from K S.
I got a free sample of this after checking out reviews on steepster. I am blown away by its quality. The colour is reddish, but it tastes like hot cocoa mixed with dark undertones of smoke and wood. Very pleasant and enjoyable in the morning or if you need something in the afternoon to carry you through! I will be ordering more of this one!
Excellent tea, reminds me of the tea we drank when was a child. Fireworks of flavour layers, wood, cocoa, plum, smoke, well rounded with a bit of "character" in the afetr taste. Would buy it again.
The tea consists of small, thinly rolled, black leaves that smell a little like earthy fermented fruit.
Once brewed the tea soup is browny red in colour with the same malty yet sweet fermented fruit fragrance.
This truly is superfine. It’s smooth and fresh with no bitterness or chemical taste (like some other Keemun’s have). The taste is sweet and malty but in a subtle form that remains light. A great light black tea that can be drank at any time of the day.
Price is great, quality is great and the tea itself is great. Top marks.
This tea is amazing. It is very moist and reminds me of candy. I can taste chocolate in every sip and the best part is there is a rose petal flavor mixed in. Absolutely wonderful
Wow, I love this Keemun! It is quite flavorful. It reminds me more of Teavana's Capitol of Heaven Keemun than of Hao Ya. I will definitely buy it again!
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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