Keemun Black Tea – Grade 1
Origin: Qimen, Anhui, China
Ingredients: Dark black, glossy thin buds topped with golden coloured tips
Harvest time: Hand-picked in April, 2011
(2012 New Version harvest in June, 2012)
Taste: A bold but smooth, fruity taste with a lingering, mellow aftertaste
Brew: 1-2 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 205 ºF (95 ºC) for 2 to 3 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)
Health Benefits: Keemun black tea is fully oxidised, and so does not have the same level of antioxidants as our Green or White teas. However it still makes a great healthy tea to drink, especially if drunk with no or minimal milk and sugar, and provides a great natural source of fluoride and other vitamins.