Keemun is the most famous of Chinese black teas and the most popular throughout the world. It is wildly popular in Europe where it is used as the base for the English Breakfast blend. It is a mellow tea with reddish-brown liquor and has a lasting aroma.
Black tea is produced by fully oxidizing a tea leaf once it has been picked. It is a heartier tea and should be steeped with higher temperature water. You will likely enjoy doing only a few longer steepings, but black tea can be prepared Gong Fu style.
Basic Brewing Instructions:Black tea should be given a 10-15 second rinse with the same temperature water as used for brewing. 208˚ F water temperature. (Just below boiling.) Use 1 teaspoon per 8oz. of filtered water Recommended first steeping of 1minute. Add 1 minute for each subsequent steeping up to 5 minutes. Alternately, try one long steeping of 3-5 minutes. Tea brewing is meant to be a joyful exploration. There are no hard and fast rules. Experiment with the quantity of tea that you use, and steeping times. Enjoy discovering what your preferences are. They may change day to day.