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Keemun Red Tea
Keemun (or Qimen) Red Tea was born in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, but the origin is disputed between Qimen and Chizhou. Regardless, in general it originated from the Anhui tea makers during that period, and likely that two places learned from each other in improving the craft and taste. Today, in addition to Qimen County in Anhui, there is also an old factory in Chizhou by the Qiupu River which retains the generational taste of Qimen incense. "Keemun is the most beautiful and famous, and has a high reputation." Keemun red tea is famous among Chinese red teas, and even the British royal family has a special liking for it.
LockCha Keemun Red Tea leaves are tightly curled, mostly black in color with occasional golden tips. It has a dried apricots scent and a fruity sweet taste. The beginning is slightly astringent but the finish is sweet under the tongue, giving it a long-lasting and think aftertaste.
- Tea Category: Red Tea
- Production Region: Qimen County, Anhui, China
- Net weight: 75g
- Brewing temperature: 95-100°C
- Brewing duration: 60-180 seconds