Keemun Mao Feng Organic Black Tea
Author | groundwork coffee Date | October 25, 2016
Background: Keemun Mao Feng tea has been exclusively produced in the Anhui Province of China since 1875, while its sister tea, Huangshan Mao Feng, has been produced for centuries. Like Ti Kwan Yin, Keemun is a sub-variety of tea plant unto itself and, therefore, boasts the complexity and uniqueness of flavor that tea-lovers crave.
Among the many varieties of Keemun teas, perhaps the most well-known is Keemun Mao Feng. As this blend is harvested earlier than other Black teas and only contains leaf-sets of two leaves and a bud, it is lighter and sweeter than other varieties. Keemun is also the only tea-leaf in which an essential oil called myrcene is found —touted as having anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic properties.
In the Cup: This organic Chinese Black tea is light, aromatic, and smooth, with characteristic fruity and smoky notes reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa nibs.
Perfect Brew: Brew with boiling water (212°F) for 4-5 minutes to achieve the ideal Keemun Mao Feng experience.