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Keemun black tea, China's most famous tea..

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

Keemun black tea was first produced in the latter part of the 19th century (around 1875) and is one of China's most famous. This delicious black tea produced exclusively in the Qimen county of Huangshan city, in China's Anhui Province, quickly became very popular and is used for a number of classic blends, including many English breakfast teas.

There are many varieties of Keemun each produced using different techniques originating from the farmers of the Fujian province. A light refreshing tea (and if brewed correctly) red in colour (confusing for a black tea), with smoky tones in the flavour and aroma, however, many of the top varieties include floral notes in both aroma and flavour. According to our research, the name Keemun is derived from the old westernised spelling of the nearby town of 'Qimen' The tea growing region lies between the Yellow mountains and the Yangtze river. Here at theuklooseleafteacompany we are great fans of this elegant black China tea, which can also assist in the reduction of cholesterol levels and aid the blood thinning process (good thing) these along with a healthy diet and exercise, can lessen the chances of blood clots (bad thing) in veins and arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. One European study conducted over a ten year period, incorporating 1,000 people, drinking 3 cups of black tea per day; had a 50% reduced risk of fatal heart disease compared to the non tea drinkers. So, brew for 3-4 minutes according to taste, kick back and relax while viewing other teas here at theuklooseleafteacompany.

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