Keemun Black Tea Hao Ya B (Organic)
Among the finest grades of Organic Keemun, this black tea has an earthy character with a smokey-honey sweetness. The dry leaf is clean, small, wiry and with abundant golden tips. It is excellent straight or with milk and sweetener.
Organic Keemun black tea is made from the local cultivar 槠叶种 (Zhu-ye-zhong). It is this particular bush, and the terroir that gives Keemun black tea its distinctive flavor. Notably, many of the higher quality English Breakfast blends include Keemun as the primary tea.
1 tsp to a 8 oz cup
Milk and sugar optional
Keemun black tea comes from Qimen county in Anhui province. (Keemun is the anglicized version of Qimen). It is relatively a newer black tea. As the story goes, it was formulated in 1875 by a civil servant who was seeking a new vocation after losing his job. He was following his father’s advice in learning a skill rather than depending on “precarious officialdom” for a living. Before Keemun black tea started to be manufactured, Anhui province only made green tea.