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.