Keemun

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Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 

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About Keemun

Black Tea Leaf
Keemun First Grade
from Upton Tea
Keemun(祁门), also spelled Qi Men is a well-known variety of Chinese black tea; it is sometimes described as the "Burgundy" of Chinese teas. Keemun originated in and is named after Qi Men county of Anhui province; it is still produced primarily in Anhui, both in Qi Men and other counties. It is also produced in bordering Hubei, and more recently has also been produced in Taiwan and Fujian. Keemun is a relatively new tea, in contrast to both green teas which have a longer history in Anhui, and black teas which have a longer history in other regions.

Brown, Wiry Tea Leaves
Keemun Rhapsody
from Adagio Teas
Keemun comes in many grades and styles; two of the most desirable and expensive grades are Hao Ya "A" and "B", with the A grade being the more expensive. Keemun mao feng is another highly desirable grade of Keemun, known for its leaves which have a distinctive long, flat, curved shape.

Some Keemun, like pu-erh, can improve in character as it ages, assuming it is stored properly.[1]



References:

1. Ron Rubin, Stuart Avery Gold, Tea Chings: The Tea and Herb Companion: Appreciating the Varietals and Virtues of Fine Tea and Herbs, Newmarket Press, 2002.

Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Keemun

Best Keemun

The notion of the "best" Keemun is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
68
4 Ratings
Picture of Keemun Black Tea

Keemun Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
68
3 Ratings
Picture of Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
3 Ratings
Picture of ZK11: China Keemun First Grade

ZK11: China Keemun First Grade

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Keemun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
35
3 Ratings
Picture of Keemun Black Tea – Grade 1

Keemun Black Tea – Grade 1

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
3 Ratings
Picture of Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
68
4 Ratings
Picture of Keemun Black Tea

Keemun Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
68
3 Ratings
Picture of ZK11: China Keemun First Grade

ZK11: China Keemun First Grade

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Keemun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
35
3 Ratings

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