Keemun Mao Feng
This superior grade of Keemun has sleek black leaves, a rich amber infusion, and a complex aroma that is distinctive and penetrating without being floral.
Yu Qianchen, an unjustly disgraced Mandarin dismissed from government service, first made Keemun in 1875. He changed this region’s traditional green tea production to black tea to satisfy demand in Europe. His success drove tea estates in Darjeeling to copy this style. Keemun is the most distinctive tea in any English Breakfast Tea blend. Avoiding blends, we drink Keemun ‘straight up’ for breakfast.
Region: Anhui Province
Tasting Notes: Smooth, roasty, notes of cocoa and sweet fruity finish
Year of Production: Spring Harvest 2011