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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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88 / 100
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Finally, a good Keemun! The dry tea has an aroma of aged wood, with a smoky scent that's more like the smokiness of a smoked cheese than the harsh smokiness of lower quality Keemun. I brewed it in a French press with water that hadn't reached boiling yet. The brewed tea has a similar aroma to the dry leaves, but this a...

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60 / 100
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Keemun Concerto from Adagio Teas

Style: Keemun Mao Feng – Region: Anhui, China
May. 7th, 2018

I'm having a hard time rating this tea. It smelled pretty bad to me, like burnt pine. I guess that's the smokiness. The flavor was nicely earthy and slightly chocolaty with the occasional subtle fruit note. I enjoyed the flavor, but hated the aroma. I always knew it was done brewing and would taste the way I liked it w...

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56 / 100
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Based on my experiences with black gunpowder, I was not surprised that this doesn't taste like Mao Feng at all. It's more like other Chinese black teas I've had. It's got just a tiny little bit of sweetness but it's hardly there. It's pleasantly almost-bitter (but I did make it pretty strong).
Resteeps quite decently...

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66 / 100
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Keemun Extra Choice from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Keemun – Region: China
Oct. 17th, 2017

A very subdued tea. This one was pleasant, but disappointed me, given how much I normally tend to like Keemun.

Dry leaf smells pleasant and mild, a little fresher and cooler-smelling than I normally expect for Keemun.

Brews a rich, dark cup with a mellow flavor and a distinctly caramelly aroma. A little fresher,...

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90 / 100
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Keemun Full Leaf Tea from Foojoy

Style: Keemun – Region: Anhui, China
Jul. 16th, 2017

For such a cheap tea it's really good, it's very aromatic and flavorful. It's very interesting and has a lot of character. The smell is kind of a weird burnt smokey smell which I actually really enjoy, and the taste is consistent with that smell. The taste is very smokey and warm and thick so it's a very comforting tea...

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Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Huangshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
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Caffeine:Caffeinated
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Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Keemun Full Leaf Tea

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Keemun
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Keemun
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Region:Huangshan, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Keemun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
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