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Discovering Legendary Teas..."Qimen"

Qimen from Anhui China

Known in the west as "Keemun", the first "Breakfast Tea"...

An in-depth look into

the next of the


Ten Famous Teas Of China...


A Black Tea or "Hong Cha"...

(actually translates to "Red Tea")


The discovery that the western market enjoyed fully oxidized tea (black leaves) was surprising in the tea gardens of China, but they quickly saw the opportunity to create a whole new market for their teas...and Qimen was one of the earliest to fill the ships with bold beautiful black tea...


To produce this unusual product in volume the Chinese developed an unique method of manufacture that still contributes to its character today...





From leaf selection through processing and final firing with charcoal generated heat Qimen or better known in the west as "Keemun" emerges with character unique to the black teas of Anhui. Distinct China black tea characteristics with nuanced charcoal notes produce continued appreciation and contentment with every sip. The aftertaste will linger and notes of burnt sugars and honey emerge. Shop Qimen...Keemun here...

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