DetailsCountry of Origin: China
Region: Anhui Province
Grade: Imperial Keemun Mao Feng Sacred Garden
Altitude: up to 5000 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A high quality Keemun with a winey, juicy, clean cup. Thick reddish liquor has bouquet evoking an orchid character.
Infusion: A reasonably thick reddish liquor.
This Keemun is a particularly fine example of a winey Keemun -very often referred to as the Bordeaux or Burgundy of Tea. The tea has a thick rich liquor that has an orchid like fragrance -a fragrance that some say can be enhanced with milk. This grade has tightly rolled leaves that promote a deep rich concentrated flavour - in fact when properly stored takes on a deeper winey and mellow character. This is the third highest grade of Keemun that is available, (the two top grades are Hoa Ya A and Hoa Ya B), and is only made during March and April growing months after which the leaf and cup quality are not sufficient to meet the Imperial Mao Feng grade.