- Kate Barker
Keemun In A Cup
Updated: Apr 12, 2021
It’s always like Christmas when new tea arrives !
I can’t wait to open the box and then empty the tea into it’s jar and steep a pot …..oh the aroma and the sight of that wonderful tea that has traveled so far to come into my life !
This particular tea, Keemun Mao Feng comes from the Anhui Province in China. It was around 1875 that a young man, She Ganchen, recently dismissed from government service in Fujian, decided to produce black teas in his home town region. Keemun became famous because it was the first black tea in a green tea area. Keemun is also prized because of myrcenal, an essential oil, not found in other tea leaves, which gives this tea its exceptional sweetness. Mao Feng is one of the rarest and best grades of Keemun tea.
Sometimes, unfortunately, this lovely tea is used in blending an “English Breakfast” style tea.
It is superb all by itself and should be enjoyed as such !
These perfect tea leaves produce an amber color, a sweet taste and a divine aroma !
Let it rain or snow…..brew a pot of Keemun Mao Feng and pour a cup….tea time is anytime !