Tasting notes: Sweet, smoky, red dates
Origin: Qimen, Anhui, China
Cultivar: 祁門櫧葉種 Qimen Zhuye Zhong
Featured on China's top ten list, Keemun black tea is known for its rich chocolately flavour and sweet aroma. This Keemun Maofeng has a sweet flavour with hints of longan and red dates, laced with a light roastedness.
Why we love it:
- This high grade Keemun Maofeng variety consists only of buds and young tender shoots, making it a sweet black tea with virtually no astringency.
- The leaves are twisted into strip shapes and lightly roasted, resulting in a rich fruity and toasted flavour.
- Because it consists of only buds and tender shoots, Keemun Maofeng is much smoother and robust than lower grade Keemun teas, which often come in broken form and are used for English Breakfast blends.
Keemun Maofeng is grown in the Qimen mountains of Anhui, China. ‘Keemun’ is the old Western spelling for the Qimen (祁門) area and ‘Maofeng’ (毛峰) means ‘furry peaks’, referring to the tiny hairs on the buds. It is also used to refer to unshaped teas, like this one.
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