Qimen (Keemun) Mao Feng - 2 oz
Qimen ("chee-men") aka Keemun tea is one of China's most famous black teas from the beautiful, iconic Huangshan mountain area of Anhui Province. Often referred to the red Bourgogne of tea, due to its complexity and richness, one could indeed contemplate and savor this tea, and even pair it with food (try it with a true French Brie or aged English Cheddar!). The dry leaf is small, fine and twisted, and presents an inviting aroma of dried stone fruit, wine and malt. Once brewed, rich, syrupy layers of aromas and favors open across the palate then sink in - dried plum, cassis, dark chocolate, orchid flower, oak, dark caramel, malt, a faint whiff of smoke and perhaps a dash of spice. A delicious tea best enjoyed without addition of milk or sweeteners. Brew in a pot with boiling water for 5-7 minutes for best results. Spring 2020.