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  • “I got into the shop this afternoon and everybody was drinking Keemun. So, playing the part of mindless social automaton, I brewed up a cup of my own so I wouldn't be left out of the fun. I put tea...” Read full tasting note
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From Gold Fish Tea

Keemun (Qi Men) is one of the three most famous black teas “having strong fragrance”, the other two being from India and Sri Lanka. It is also one of China’s “Top 10 Teas”. It won the Gold Prize at the 1915 Panama International Trade Fair and has been regarded as the national “gift tea”. Keemun is produced in the Qimen County of China’s Anhui Province and in Qimen’s neighboring regions.

The glossy black leaves produce a tea with a brilliant red color and a sweet scent similar to an orchid flower. The distinctive taste is mellow and sweet with notes of honey.

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I got into the shop this afternoon and everybody was drinking Keemun. So, playing the part of mindless social automaton, I brewed up a cup of my own so I wouldn’t be left out of the fun. I put tea leaves in to steep… and then had to sit down for a presentation that lasted for more than a half an hour. By the time I got back to the Keemun the water was tepid and such a dark brown I could barely see the white bottom of the mug through the liqueur.

With that in mind, I tried the tea and it reminded me a lot of another type: Whittard of Chelsea Black Tea from England (which I have reviewed before). Considering I over steeped this cup, it’s probably not a fair first tasting and I’ll need to review it again. I feel safe saying at least that Keemun strongly resembles a classic black tea in the style of India or Great Britain.

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Peggie Bennett

I’m just thinking that Gold Fish Tea is not an appetizing name for a tea company. Because gold fish tea is really just fish broth.


Haha!~ I know what you mean. The owners wanted to refer to the carp in the name, which is a symbol for wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. I hope it doesn’t turn too many people off of tea!

Peggie Bennett

Cuppa Carp? :-)
I think some things just get lost in translation. And they probably need a better logo design person. Maybe the Romanized words for “wealth” and “prosperity” with a gold fish as the logo in the background. Then it seems all Eastern and mysterious-like to the Westerners. (I can say that because I’m Chinese.) :-)


Do you know someone?

Peggie Bennett

I think there are a couple of people I know that could do the job.

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