Grown in China's Anhui Province, our China Keemun has a slightly smoky flavor with toasty notes. This mellow Chinese black has a beautiful reddish amber color, medium body, and a hint of astringency.
Cups Per Package
This tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 3.5 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 40 cups of tea. Our 7 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 80 cups.
Black tea (Origin: Anhui Province, China)
Brisk, smoky, and toasty, with notes of tobacco and a dry finish.
How To Brew China Keemun Tea
Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz. water. Heat water to boiling. Steep for 2 to 4 minutes. For best taste, do not over steep. These leaves can also handle a second or even third infusion.
To prepare China Keemun, we recommend using a teapot, tea infuser, or tea filter. These preparation methods give the tea leaves room to expand as they steep, resulting in a richer and more flavorful cup. Avoid over-steeping China Keemun, since it can become bitter. This tea can be infused multiple times.
China Keemun Tea Caffeine Content
Black tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine, less than half as much as coffee per cup.
China Keemun Tea Benefits
Black tea boosts energy, helps with focus, and is a lower-caffeine alternative to coffee.
More About China Keemun
Unlike more robust Indian black teas, which are made from the camellia sinensis var. assamica varietal, Chinese black teas are made from the camellia sinensis var. sinensis varietal.
These types of tea plants have been cultivated in China for hundreds of years. They tend to have smaller leaves than indigenous Indian tea plants, and brew up into a lighter, mellower tea with slightly less caffeine. In China, what Americans often refer to as “black” tea is actually called “red tea,” thanks to the copper color of the prepared tea.
Our China Keemun is an excellent example of a Chinese black tea, with a medium body, toasty and smoky notes, and moderate astringency. This tea brews up into a beautiful reddish amber color. China Keemun is light enough to be enjoyed on its own, with no need for milk and sugar. If you’re looking for a superior quality black tea from China, this tea is an excellent choice!