Award-Winning Imperial Keemun Gongfu Black Tea 祁门功夫红茶特级
This tea won third place in the Global Tea Championship Hot Loose Leaf category. Keemun ("Qimen" in Chinese Mandarin) gongfu black tea is regarded as the “burgundy wine of teas.” Keemun tea is well-known for its signature "Keemun Fragrance". Only high quality Keemun gongfu black tea has this captivating aroma. It is considered a delicacy and was once considered a luxury black tea and Great Britain royal's favorite.
The traditional production of Keemun gongfu tea is very complex. It is usually a higher grade than Keemun Hao Ya A or B that you typically find on the market.
This tea has very fine dry leaves, a sign of high quality gongfu tea. The brilliant red liquor produces aesthetic beauty in the cup and a satisfying taste, as well as a boost to your mental alertness and energy. It is very floral, mellow, and has very fruity sweet notes of plums and cherries, with underlying notes of wildflowers and rich yams. There is a lot going on in each steeping that keeps you wanting more. It can sustain multiple steepings.
Origin: Qimen county, Anhui province, China
Harvest Time: April 2021
Bush Varietal: Local varietal Chu Ye Zhong
Caffeine level: Medium
The tea has the intense aroma of the famous Keemun Fragrance! It produces brilliant amber color, is very floral and fruity, full bodied, smooth, mellow, has a slight hint of plum and apricot with sweet finish.
200°F, 4 grams (about 1 tbsp) for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, 1 min., up to 6 steepings, adjust to taste. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the best out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.