Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Keemun Hao Ya A is a superb infusion from Anhui, China. It grows at a higher altitude than our Hao Ya B Tea (hence its name), consisting of a neat, dark leaf. When brewed, it produces a vibrant liquor with a traditionally well-rounded, nutty character. It is, unmistakably, one of the best Keemun Teas around. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
It’s also worth noting that Keemun Hao Ya A, like all types of Black Tea, contains relatively high levels of caffeine. This stimulating chemical compound, as most likely know, offers an energy boost upon consumption.
An 8-oz cup of this delectable infusion tends to boast 40-mg of caffeine, thus making Keemun Tea an excellent choice first thing in the morning. Whatever your reason for buying it, you’ve chosen well!
Where is Keemun Hao Ya A From?
Anhui lies in Eastern China, an inland province famous for the Yangtze River running through its heart. To the north of the river are the flat plains, while to the south is the iconic Huangshan Mountain range.
Green Tea has, for centuries, played a significant role in the regional economy. Now, however, China Black Tea from Anhui is becoming increasingly popular.
Enter Keemun Hao Ya A, a high-quality Tea unlike any other. Specifically, this infusion originates from Qimen county, the archaic English spelling of which is “Keemun”.
Low temperatures, high humidity and frequent fog are just some of the factors contributing to its exceptional taste and character. There is also, of course, the fact that it passes through nurturing hands such as ours.
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: Consider adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a smooth flavour with nutty undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Keemun Hao Ya A
The antioxidants in Keemun Hao Ya A can, in fact, improve oral health. This is according to a study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University.
Both the US and Swedish researchers concluded that the polyphenolic compounds in Black Tea could kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria.
Furthermore, did you know that caffeine, too, can support health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways? According to research, the Effects of Caffeine improve life in small yet significant ways by, for example, boosting memory consolidation.
A study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, can support this remarkable claim with evidence. It concluded that a 200 mg caffeine pill is all it might take to help those living with dementia. Pretty neat for your morning cuppa, huh?