If you had to pick one person who really knows black tea, Queen Elizabeth of England would be on the short list. After all, she has unlimited resources to find the best tea and she drinks it religiously twice a day (at least). So when Queen Elizabeth is rumored to prefer Keemun tea, black tea lovers should pay attention. Keemun is generally known as China’s finest black tea and has been called the “Burgundy wine of teas.” Due to its complex flavor, this Keemun has strong notes of unsweetened chocolate and a finish of stone fruits. It also sidesteps the really strong assertiveness of traditional breakfast teas giving you a smooth black tea that is tasty enough for British royalty.
Organic Black Tea
Our Keemun is a Hao Ya grade and comes from Qimen County in Anhui Province in Eastern China. The farm is located on stumpy hills between the Yangtze River and Yellow Mountains. After the leaves are plucked in early May, they undergo a long withering (oxidation) process of four to five hours - twice as long as most black teas. The leaves are then rolled and placed in large bamboo baskets where they are stored in a steam filled room, which helps give this tea its characteristic chocolate flavor.
No matter how many pictures, reviews and descriptions you look at, we know that it is hard to really know if a tea is going to be tasty. With our “Pay It Forward” guarantee you no longer have to worry! If, for any reason, you decide that you do not like any of our teas, we will refund 100% of your money and you don’t even have to return the loose tea. This means no shipping labels, trips to the post office and no risk in buying our teas!
Organic is just the beginning. We investigate each tea to ensure purity
All teabags contrain plastic. That’s why we refuse to use them
We never use GMO’s, irradiation,or synthetic preservatives
We only use real ingredients. Not chemical filled flavorings
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