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Keemun Imperial Black Tea

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The fresh leaves of this tea grow at an average elevation of 800 m above sea level. To produce this tea only one bud with one leaf (which just starts to open up, called Chu Zhan "初展") is hand-plucked. These fresh leaves are loaded with nutrients, while the processed dry leaves look neat and bold, having tiny golden tips. There is a sweet, mellow taste, which creates a pleasant smooth sensation on the palate. At first, you might sense a roasted sweet potato flavor mixed with a somewhat flowery aroma. Further on it becomes very mellow. Lastly, the third infusion‘s sweet and fragrant aftertaste will give you plenty of enjoyment.

With its unique Keemun fragrance (祁门香) and sweet, soft taste, Keemun Imperial tea is revered as the noble type of Chinese black tea.

Place of Origin: Qimen, Huangshan, Anhui, China
Tea Type: Black tea
Harvest Date: April 25th, 2017
Dry Tea: The black leaves are curly, wiry and twisted, with a high amount of tiny golden tips
Aroma: Roasted sweet potato mixed with a flowery aroma
Liquor: Clear orange-red
Taste: Smooth and soft, with a rich aroma of roasted sweet potato
Tea Species: Keemun Zhuye
Fermentation: Fully fermented
Caffeine level: 26–40mg
Shelf Life: 3 years 


Brewing directions:  
 185℉ / 85℃ 
 3g     2-4min 
 5g    rinse. Then 5 infusions:  10sec + 5sec  for each subsequent infusion 

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