Organic Imperial Keemun Mao Feng

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Profile : Organic Imperial Keemun Mao Feng
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Crisp and lively with flavorful burgundy notes. Delicious hints of oak with a golden red cup.
Ingredients: Black tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
INGREDIENTS FROM: Anhui Province - Qimen County
REGION(S): China
GRADE(S): Imperial Keemun Mao Feng
INFUSION: A reasonably thick reddish liquor
INFORMATION:
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.
Despite its relatively short history (for a Chinese tea!) Keemun became world renown by 1915 and in taste tests conducted by the leading tea companies of the day, was preferred over Darjeeling. 1915 also marked another milestone in Imperial Keemun's storied history - it won gold at the International Exposition in Panama. Even though in recent years tea connoisseurs have taken more to Assams and Ceylon black teas, Imperial Keemun Mao Feng remains 'king of the black teas'.

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