Qimen Hong Cha from Keemun

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Black Tea
Black Tea, Black Tea Leaves, Chinese Keemun Black Tea
Almond, Cream, Orange
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 10 oz / 300 ml

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Qi Men Hong Cha is a Chinese red tea (black tea) from Qimen in southern Anhui province. Only since 1875 it is produced there from a dismissed Fujian state official named Yu Guan Cheng came back to his homeland Qimen where he tought the process of making black tea to the local tea farmers, who had only been familiar with green tea. The tea was a massive hit, especially exported to England. It won several prizes, such as the golden prize of World Expo in Panama in 1915. An adequately long withering, complete rolling and the right (full) oxidation of the gentle tea leaves are quality signs of Qi Men Hong Cha. Generally it has a strong taste with fruity notes.

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Keemun or Qimen is one of China’s most famous teas. Anhui, apart from that more of a green tea area, provides a very light red tea (black tea) with a caramel-golden cup. It has intense almond and cream flavours which remind me of Silver Needle. It’s completed with subtle orange sweetness. If you’re used to strong black teas, like Indian ones, this is a very different experience here.

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Flavors: Almond, Cream, Orange

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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