Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea is one of our most popular choices when it comes to teas from the Qimen County of the Anhui Province, China. It is a very pleasant-tasting China Black Tea, one that is easily recognised by its distinct winey taste and fruity notes. The high-grade leaves of Mao Feng Keemun are long and only slightly twisted, and when brewed, boast bold yet smooth flavours with every sip.
Furthermore, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea can, believe it or not, improve your everyday way of life. The frequent consumption of this beverage can boost the metabolism, lower cholesterol, thus improving cardiovascular health, and even enhance cognitive function. And that’s not all.
Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea is the gift that keeps on giving, so why not share it with friends and family today? All of our teas, including Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea, are packed fresh to order in our Kent-based factory, nestled away in the beautiful village of Pluckley; this ensures quality. Enjoy that same quality time and time again with Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea.
The history of many teas can be traced back for thousands of years. Stories uncovered in ancient textbooks and memoirs of idolised contributors are just some of the ways in which we piece together the illustrious and expansive past of tea-making. Although we cherish these fond and fascinating facts dating back countless centuries, the magic of tea lies in its incredible ability to develop and adapt to this ever-changing world. For a new tea type to prosper, age is no longer the main factor in its recognition. In fact, one of the world’s most popular black teas, Keemun Tea, was first produced in the late 19th Century, which by the standards of tea history – is very young!
First produced in 1875, the story of Keemun Tea began with a former Chinese civil servant, Yu Ganchen, who lost his job and in his shame, took it upon himself to travel to the Fujian Province in a quest to uncover the secrets of Black Tea production. With the result far exceeding his expectations, Yu Ganchen returned to Qimen county to establish three factories for the production of Black Tea. Prior to that time, the Anhui Province had produced only Green Teas so across the county, Yu Ganchen’s endeavours were considered remarkable and revolutionary. And now we have Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea, one of the most popular Keemun Teas, period.
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: Choose from milk, sugar, honey, or lemon. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This bright and wholesome cup is unlike any other Keemun Tea. It offers malty flavours with distinct smoky undertones as well as a sweet finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery-orange liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: It’s tremendously hard to determine whether Black Tea, or any tea for that matter, can keep Cancer at bay. Some studies have suggested it can while others have done the opposite. Ultimately, until more is known, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company strictly do not endorse the consumption of any of our products for the purpose of reducing the risks of cancer; however, one 2015 meta-analysis has suggested that drinking a cup of tea a day (no matter the type) reduces the risks of developing cancer by 2%.
According to the study, those who drank the most tea had up to a 21% lower risk of cancer compared with those who drank none. Studies are still ongoing but many scientists believe that the antioxidants found in tea - including, of course, Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea - afford protection against cancers of the lung, forestomach, oesophagus, duodenum, pancreas, liver, breast, colon, and skin. It’s important to note, though, that most trials have been animal based excluding the above meta-analysis.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon