Keemun Tea Bags

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

Keemun Tea Bags bring you one of the most famous Chinese Black Teas in convenient Tea-Bag form. We pack everything fresh to order, ensuring both quality and consistency with every brew. Keemun Tea is, of course, no exception. In fact, it is one of our best examples of a great-tasting Black Tea. Why not find out for yourself today?

This beverage boasts sweet, luscious flavours of the finest possibly calibre. Producers use young, thin shoots of leaves and buds for its creation, which ultimately offers a floral aroma reminiscent of orchids and honey when brewed.

Many choose Keemun Tea for its benefits. When combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, this Black Tea can boost the metabolism, which enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. The abundance of antioxidants can also combat free radicals in the body. This, in turn, can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions.

History of Keemun Tea

Keemun Tea only came into existence in 1875. This makes it a relatively new invention when compared with the 5,000-year-old history of other Chinese Teas! Its story starts with a former Chinese civil servant named Yu Ganchen.

Yu Ganchen had lost his job in the government. Humiliated, he decided to uncover the secrets of Black Tea production by travelling to the Fujian province of China. Once he'd learnt the ins and outs of the industry, he returned to his home in Qimen, Anhui province.

Before Yu's endeavours, the Qimen county produced only Green Tea. However, Black Tea production proved a tremendous success, with Yu opening three Tea factories soon after his triumphant return. Today, his legacy lives on through Keemun Tea, which takes its name from an archaic English spelling of Qimen!

Keemun Tea went on to win many awards throughout the 20th Century. In 1913, it won the gold prize at the International Exposition in Italy. In 1915, it won gold again during the International Exposition in Panama. Finally, in 1987, it won the gold prize at the 26th World Premium Food Product Contest held in Belgium.

The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company are proud of our Keemun Tea. Indeed, we're proud of all of our Teas, Tisanes and Coffees!

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Qimen county, Anhui province, China.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours! Alternatively, serve black.

Tasting Notes: Keemun Tea offers a subtler flavour in cup compared to many other Chinese Black Teas. It has a distinct woody aroma which transcends in taste. When enjoyed without any accompaniments, one may also note malty undertones.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.

Benefits of Keemun Tea 

Did you know that Black Tea can enhance cognitive function? A study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the answers. The research project saw some 2,500 participants aged 55 or over undergo cognitive measuring. Two years later, scientists remeasured those involved.

The results established that participants who drunk two or three cups of Black Tea a day had a 55% lower chance of suffering from cognitive decline. Those who drank six to ten cups a day, meanwhile, had up to a 63% lower chance.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Tea Bags
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening