Keemun Tea Bags
Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.
Keemun Tea Bags brings you one of the most popular Chinese Black Teas in convenient tea bag form! Packed freshly on a weekly basis at our factory near the village of Pluckley which lies in the heart of the English County of Kent.
This beverage boasts sweet, luscious flavours of the finest possible calibre. It is composed of young, beautiful, thin black shoots of leaves and buds; all compiled into a quality-assured tea bag for you to enjoy any time in the day. Its unique, floral fragrance upon brewing is notably reminiscent of orchids and honey. Keemun 50 Tea Bags are likewise a popular choice for their outstanding health benefits. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this indulgent Black Tea can provide excellent weight management, as well as mental stimulation and even improved oral health!
Compared with Tea’s long and expansive history, Keemun Tea is relatively new. It was first created in 1875, when a former Chinese civil servant, allegedly named Yu Ganchen, took to tea production after losing his job. Following his humiliation, Yu Ganchen traveled to the Fujian Province of China, where he learned the secrets of Black Tea production, in particular.
His quest then took him to the Anhui Province; known for its almighty mountain ranges, vast forests, and most importantly - it’s perfect tea-growing conditions. There, Yu Ganchen established three factories for the production of Black Tea in Qimen county. However, before Yu’s arrival, the Qimen county had only produced Green Teas, making the former civil servant’s endeavours an almost revolutionary enterprise.
The triumphant success of Yu Ganchen’s factories saw this then-new Black Tea named in honour of the Qimen county. The name ‘Keemun’ is actually an archaic English spelling of ‘Qimen’, and has been in use since the colonial era!
In the early 20th century, Keemun Tea was recognised with a gold prize at the 1913 International Exposition in Italy. It was also later awarded the gold prize at the 1915 International Exposition in Panama. The latter half of the 20th Century, meanwhile, saw Keemun Tea win the gold prize at the 26th World Premium Food Product Contest in 1987.
Today, its legacy continues, as modern science uncovers its numerous health benefits. To find out more information on how this wonder-brew can improve your everyday way of life, please see our Health Benefits section below.
Type of Tea: Black Tea
Origin: The Anhui Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey, or lemon - the choice is yours! Alternatively, this beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Subtler in flavour compared with other Chinese Black Teas, Keemun 50 Tea Bags has a distinct, woody taste and a slight, woody aroma. It is also noted for its malty undertones that delicately transcend into a lingering, yet delicious aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Brown liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of keemun Tea: For those who are trying to make the switch from coffee, Keemun Tea Bags might just be the answer. This beverage is a Black Tea, and contains, on average, 40 mg of caffeine, compared with 105 mg in coffee. This tea also contains L-theanine amino acid, which is considered a calming component that has the ability to reduce feelings of edginess that sometimes occur when drinking caffeinated beverages. Despite this, Keemun Tea can still enhance mental alertness, and is the perfect start to the day!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening