China Mao Feng Keemun Black Tea From - Rare & Limited Fine Teas Of 50 Grams

China Mao Feng Keemun Black Tea From - Rare & Limited Fine Teas Of 50 Grams
Categories: Health Care, Medicine
Brand: Etsy - thenaturalherbalist
Color: Black
10 GBP
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China Mao Feng Keemun is a superb but rare quality black tea from the Yellow Mountain region China Mao Feng Keemun is a famous Chinese Black Tea. It was first produced in late 19th century & quickly became popular in the West & is still used for a number of classic blends. It is a light tea with characteristic stone fruit slightly smoky notes in the aroma & a gentle, malty, non-astringent taste reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa. Top varieties have orchid-like fragrance & additional floral notes in the flavour. Keemun is produced exclusively in the Qimen County of Huangshan City in the Anhui province. The name of the tea is an older Western spelling of the name of the nearby town, Qimen (pronounced Chee-men). The tea-growing region lies between the Yellow Mountains & the Yangtze River. The cultivar used for Keemun is the same as that used in production of Huangshan Mao Feng. While the latter is an old, well-known variety of green tea, Keemun was first produced in 1875 using techniques adapted from Fujian province farmers & is a black tea. Many varieties of Keemun exist, with different production techniques used for each. Nevertheless, any Keemun undergoes particularly slow withering & oxidation processes, yielding more nuanced aroma & flavor. Some of Keemun’s characteristic floral notes can be attributed to a higher proportion of geraniol compared to other black teas. With a history of tea cultivation that dates back more than 2000 years, China still produces the widest range of teas in the world. The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, evolved in China, & from there was exported to Japan & later throughout Asia. We stock a range of fine China teas includes both green & black teas, some of which are delicately flavoured with flower petals, & of course several varieties of that famous scented tea, Earl Grey. The history of tea in China is a long & convoluted story going back at least 2000 years if not longer. It was considered a medicinal aid at first & the nobility drank it to show off status whilst the general population merely liked its refreshing flavour. in 2016, the discovery of the earliest known physical evidence of tea in China came from the mausoleum of Emperor Jing of Han in Xi’an which gave a clue that tea made from the Camellia sinensis (the tea bush) was consumed by Han dynasty Emperors as early as the second century BC. Of course there are many scholarly works that describe some kind of infusion that might have been a tea made from Camellia sinensis going back at least a thousand years before the Han dynasty but will we ever know exactly how the practice of tea drinking originated? Certainly we know that the practice of fermentation & preparation has changed over the centuries. Originally the leaves were steamed & around the 13th Century the process changed & now they have been generally roasted ever since. China Mao Feng Keemun Black Tea From - Rare & Limited Fine Teas Of 50 Grams