Also known as Keemun (the anglicization of the name of the district Qimen where it grows), this is a pure unblended black tea from China.
At one time, Qimen was said to be beyond comparison with any Black Teas in the world (unless, perhaps, the best Darjeeling). Considered to be the premier representative of black teas from China, it has been widely used in English Breakfast blends. It owes its popularity to not only to the appearance of its sleek and delicate black leaves but also to its rich, amber-colored infusions and fine aroma.
Made from small tip leaves, Qimen has a full-bodied, sweet flavor. The tea can be enjoyed with milk/soy.
Black teas are known to boost immunity.
Water Temp: 200°F
Quality of water: Spring Water/Filtered Water
Quantity of Leaf (tsp/8 oz water): 1
Steeping Time: 3-5 minutes
Number of Infusions: 3-4