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Keemun Congou / Qimen Red Tea (Chinese Black Tea)
Winner of 1 star at Great Taste Awards 2017
Keemun is a black Chinese tea with a winy and fruity taste, designated as one of the 10 Famous Chinese Teas. Well-composed and elegant, our Keemun tea from Anhui has a sweetish, spicy note and a slightly tart flavour. A great pleasure, low in caffeine and tannins. First produced in the late 19th century, it quickly became popular in the West and is still used for a number of classic blends.
Kongou (same as kung fu) is Chinese for "skill" - same as in the Gongfu tea ceremony, and Keemun Kongou is most enjoyable if drunk in this style.
I'm mostly accustomed to red teas from Yunnan province, but this is opens up a completely new dimension of Chinese red teas, there is a certain sweetness and flowery aroma to it. Making a great brew is very easy with this tea.