Classification: Premium Keemun Mao Feng – Black Tea
Origin: China, Anhui province, Huangshan district
Grade: Superior, great quality
Leaf: Curly little leaves of aubergine/black colour with sharp pointy ends and tiny golden tips, releasing an aroma of cornflowers, shortbread and poppies.
Infused leaf: small, shiny, twisted leather brown leaves holding the scent of cardamom, chocolate and black pepper.
Liquor: Beautiful clear and light golden-amber cup. Aroma of sandalwood and roses. Cup rich and full with a notes of soft fruit, honey and cocoa. Malty and peppery after-taste with absolutely no astringency and dry finish.
About: Keemun was made in year 1875 at Keemun County (Qimen) at Anhui Province. Keemun is a historical multiple winner black tea. It was the most expensive tea around 1940. For it's record price it was enjoyed only by a royalty. It was produced as taking the inspiration and production skills of Fujian province. Keemun lies between majestic Yellow Mountains on the south and Yangzi River on the north and it has some of China's most amazing scenery from which poets and painters drew inspirations.
Keemun Black Tea has been awarded for many times at international and domestic tea contest. The main awards are:
1913: Keemun Black Tea was awarded the Gold Prize at the Expo held at Italy
1915: It won the Gold Prize during the Expo held at Panama
1987: During the 26th World Premium Food Product Contest held at Belgium, Keemun has won the gold prize.
1988: Keemun was awarded the gold prize during the 1st Food Expo in China.