Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Like an extravagant bottle of wine, Keemun teas including our very own Keemun 3 Monkey Tea only get better with age! In fact, if well-stored, this tea has been often compared to the subtle flavours of a particularly mellow wine.
However, for those who simply cannot wait for years on end, Keemun 3 Monkey Tea is equally delicious from the moment you get it! Whatever your preference might be, you will, undoubtedly, be enjoying sweet, buttery flavours, combined with malty, if slightly woody undertones. This brew is unlike almost any other Black Tea !
While the origin of tea, as a whole, dates back to at least 2737 BC, Keemun Tea has only been in existence since 1875! First produced in the Qimen County of the Anhui Province, China, Keemun Teas are considered relatively ‘fledgling’ brews, compared with their predecessors!
In fact, up until their 19th Century production, the Qimen County (which is quite literally the Chinese spelling of the English word, ‘Keemun’) had only been known for its Green Teas. Its creation is largely credited to a former civil servant named Yu Ganchen, who had recently lost his job and considered himself a failure. He had first traveled to the Fujian Province to learn the secrets of Black Tea production.
After this period, however, he eventually made his way to the soon-to-be famous Qimen County. Setting up three factories within the area, Yu Ganchen discovered that the county’s low temperature and high humidity were perfect for Black Tea production. By 1915 - just a mere 40 years later Keemun Tea had already won the Gold Prize at the International Exposition in Panama.
Over the course of the 20th Century, this tea would take the world by storm. It is now one of the most popular Black Tea varieties within the Western Hemisphere, and is frequently incorporated into many Breakfast Tea blends. We have more than a dozen different Keemun in Stock and 3 Monkey Keemun is a new and stunning addition.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Qimen County, Anhui Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Keemun 3 Monkey Tea can be enjoyed with the addition of milk, honey or lemon. For those who prefer to keep things simple, however, this beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Delicate and soft, yet sweet and smoky, this tea is a real treat to the senses! Relax with this creamy, luxurious brew, with a slightly sharp aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery red liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of keemun Tea: Although not quite as rich in antioxidants as white or green teas, Keemun Teas can still help you in your day-to-day life! For example, owing to Keemun 3 Monkey Tea’s relatively high caffeine content, this beverage is an excellent choice to get you out of bed in the morning!
When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this tea can also help to boost your metabolism, thus aiding with weight management! It can also improve digestion by reducing acidity in your stomach.