Keemun Tea Peony

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions

Keemun Tea Peony is a high-grade type of Black Tea originating from Anhui province, China. When brewed, it boasts a distinct earthiness with sweet, fruity undertones. Some connoisseurs even describe it as having a toasty character. Whatever you find, know that we pack this beverage, like all of our Loose Teas and Coffees, fresh to order. 

Furthermore, like all Black Tea varieties, Keemun Tea Peony comes with health benefits. This is according to the latest scientific research, which notes that it can improve heart health, enhance brain function and reduce diabetes risks.

There is even the possibility it might promote weight loss by boosting the metabolism of fat cells in the body. What more could you want from your morning cuppa? 

About Keemun Tea

The name “Keemun” derives from an archaic spelling of “Qimen” - the home county of this Anhui Tea. Despite its prestigiousness, and much unlike its other Chinese counterparts, this particular beverage only dates back to 1875. It was one man, a former Chinese civil servant named Yu Ganchen, who created Keemun Tea nearly 150 years ago.

The story goes that, after losing his job, Ganchen decided to experiment with Black Tea production in his home county of Qimen. His endeavours proved to be a tremendous success, with Keemun Tea later winning numerous awards for its exceptional taste.

This includes the gold prize at the 1913 International Exposition in Italy, as well as at the 26th World Premium Food Product Contest in Belgium in 1987. 

Today, Keemun Tea, including Keemun Tea Peony, continues to build on its already outstanding reputation. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, in particular, has stocked varieties such as this one since our establishment in 1982.

They have remained consistently popular ever since. Why not find out for yourself what makes Keemun Tea Peony so special, so unique? You won’t regret it. 

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: Enjoy mellow, earthy flavours with sweet undertones. 

Colour in Cup: Coppery-red liquor, light in tone. 

Keemun Tea Peony Benefits  

Although not yet proven outright, some researchers believe that Tea (no matter the type) can reduce the risk of developing cancer. Indeed, preliminary evidence from a 2015 meta-analysis has already shown promising results.

It noted that drinking a brew a day could reduce cancer risks by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.

It’s essential to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing research and you can read more about Keemun Tea Benefits on our blog.

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