Keemun Black Label
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Full-bodied, with delicious smoothness and prominent notes of malt and cocoa, this tea is perfect for breakfast or in the afternoon.
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1.5 tsp per 8 oz of water, 212°F, 3-5 min.
The same tea leaves can be steeped multiple times until the flavor fades.
- Known as the Bordeaux of black teas, Keemun comes from Qimen, a mountainous region in the southern part of Anhui Province. It is the most famous of Chinese black teas.
- Anhui is known for its temperate climate and abundant rainfall. This environment produces high humidity and frequent mists, which is critical in the production of a premium tea.
- Keemun has tightly twisted and curly leaves, and is commonly used as an ingredient in the finest English Breakfast blends.
- The tea liquor has intoxicating notes of caramelized sugar and cocoa.
- Keemun is renowned for its lingering aftertaste of malt and sweetness.
- Though the Chinese discovered tea millennia ago, black tea is a relatively recent development.
- Inspired by the need to preserve the tea during long treks west to trade with Europe, black tea production began just a few centuries ago.
- Bagels, lox and cream cheese
- Breakfast sausage, bacon or ham and eggs or an omelet
- Appetizers or main courses with mushrooms
- Mac and cheese
- Hamburgers or sliders
- Sausage, pepperoni or ham pizzas or calzones
- Toasted cheese sandwiches
- Highly spiced Indian, Chinese, Korean or Thai food
- Smoked or barbecued chicken, turkey, pork or beef
- Dark chocolate truffles or desserts
China, Anhui Province black tea: 100%