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Last Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 

About Keemun

Fine-textured loose-leaf black tea on a pale blue-and-white plateA relatively inexpensive, low-grade Keemun 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.

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.

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Wonderful example of a Keemun tea! Keemun isn't my favorite type of tea which is why I rated it a bit lower but out of all the ones I've tried this one is my favorite. The aroma is nice and complex and the taste is smooth. The value is amazing too, its really cheap!

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85 / 100
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The aroma is just a classic bready black tea smell which is very nice however it lacks complexity and was very one-noted. The taste on the other hand was incredibly smooth and was one of the least astringent teas I've ever had (which is a good thing for me). The taste wasn't extremely complex but the flavors it did hav...

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92 / 100
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I continue to branch out into black teas from provinces other than Yunnan, sold by Yunnan Sourcing. This was a pleasant surprise: an exceptionally smooth tea, easy to brew and easy to drink, among the sweetest Keemuns I've tried.

The dry leaf is very fine and curly, so much it is shaped more like Bi Luo Chun than li...

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70 / 100
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China Keemun Finest Chuen Cha from TeaGschwendner

Style: Keemun – Region: Anhui, China
Nov. 22nd, 2020

One-litre pot at home, made from fine very dark brown and black leaves of organic Keemun. Pours nearly clear copper brown (against white china), with no sediment. Clear aroma of black tea leaves, with malty touches. Bitterish flavour of black tea, with leafy and malty notes and touches of smoke. Mildly bitter, leafy af...

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75 / 100
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Premium China Keemun from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Keemun – Region: China
Jul. 23rd, 2019

This is a well rounded tea - it is mellow and smooth, but has a good amount of earthy flavor too. The aroma is quite pleasant and it is offered at a good price.

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China Keemun First Grade

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Keemun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
3
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Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Huangshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
67
4 Ratings
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Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
4 Ratings
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Keemun Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
66
3 Ratings
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Qimen Black Tea

Brand:Tea King of China (Starway)
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

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Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
4 Ratings
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Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Huangshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
67
4 Ratings
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Keemun Black Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
66
3 Ratings
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China Keemun First Grade

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

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