Keemun Black Tea

Chinese Keemun Black Tea

Keemun black tea Introduction

Keemun black tea (祁门红茶, qí mén hóng chá) referred to as Keemun, tea raw materials are produced with the local mid-leaf, the Mesophyll tea “Goblet species” (also known as Keimen species), is a famous Chinese tea, the famous black tea boutique. It is created by Anhui tea farmers in the Guangxu years, but the earliest records of history can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty Lu Yu’s Chahua. It is produced in Qimen, Anhui Province, east, Guichi (now Chizhou), Shitai, Pixian, and Jiangxi Fuliang area. “Keemun black tea is the best black tea, renowned, is the British Queen and the royal favorite drink, high-Hong reputation, fragrant name far-sighted,” “Queen of tea”.

Keemun black tea producing areas, has superior natural conditions, many mountainous forests, more warm and humid, deep soil, rainfall, more cloud, is suitable for the growth of tea trees, combined with the main varieties of local tea – rich leaves of rich species content, High enzyme activity, it is suitable for the manufacture of black tea.

Keemun black tea extraction process is fine, picking a bud two, three leaf bud leaves as raw material, after withering, rolling, fermentation, the bud leaves turn from green to red copper, aroma penetration, and then simmer roast to dry. After made of red-haired tea, it is also necessary to carry out the process of refining, which takes a lot of time and labor.It is made of  the hair sieve, shaking screen, sub-screen, close door, fine screen, cut off, wind selection, picking tick, put in boxes.

Keemun Black Tea,the shape is cord tight knot small as eyebrow, the luster is Ukraine; tea aroma lasting fragrance, like fruit orchid fragrance, the aroma has this special name “Qimen fragrant” in the international tea market; tea soup color and leaf color is red and bright, the taste is fresh and thick, and even drink with milk and the sweet sugar, the aroma is not only reduced, but more fragrant.

Keemun black tea brewing method

Keemun black tea simple brewing method

The water is burned to 90-95 ℃, use the most appropriate tea cup porcelain, loaded with about 5% of the pot capacity of tea, washed into the hot water has been boiled, brewing aroma long sharp, pouring into the small cup after 45 seconds, first smell incense, and then taste, the mouth is full of scent, sweet aftertaste.

Keemun black tea kung Fu brewing method

Keemun black tea uses the most delicious taste of its timeless aroma, brewing Kung Fu black tea generally use purple sand tea, white porcelain tea and red safflower porcelain tea sets. The ratio of tea and water is at about 1:50, the temperature of tea brewing is at 90-95 ℃. Brewing black tea generally use pot bubble method, first of all the proportion of tea into the teapot, add water, brewing time is 2-3 minutes, then press the method of pouring tea into the tea cup and make the tea concentration uniform. Drink slowly,  a good Kung Fu tea can be is generally brewed 2-3 times.


How to brewing Keemun black tea?

keemun black tea benefits

Keemun black tea has the effects of refreshing fatigue, clearig heat, diuretic, anti-inflammatory sterilization, detoxification, stomach, anti-caries, delaying aging, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood pressure, cancer, radiation, diet and other effects.

Keemun Black Tea can provide rich riboflavin, folic acid, carotenoids, tocopherols and phylloquinone, and is an important source of fluoride in food.

Heat: black tea per 100 grams of heat is below 1244 kJ

Protein: Theanine and amino acids in black tea are the second most common tea, but black tea also contains small amounts of free amino acids. Carbohydrates and fats: Most of the carbohydrates in tea are polysaccharides. Polysaccharides that dissolve in boiling water make up only 4% -5% of the soluble matter of tea leaves. They are low-sugar drinks, and the content of black tea fat is generally less than 3%.

Vitamin: black tea contains a lot of vitamin C, its content is second only to green tea.

Minerals and trace elements: Black tea is rich in minerals such as calcium, copper, sodium, phosphorus and zinc and trace elements.

How to identify quality of Keemun Black tea

The main features of Keemun black tea are: the shape is cord and tight, the luster is Ukraine; tea aroma lasting fragrance, like fruit like orchid fragrance, aroma has special been called “Qimen fragrant” in the international tea market ; the color is bright red transparent, the bottom of tea leaves is bright red with mellow taste, pleasant aftertaste.

Identify Keemun black tea mainly from the following aspects to assess:

  1. Shape: the cords are tight, even the quality is good, on the contrary, the rope is rough, the degree of uniformity is bad, quality is not good.
  2. Leaf bottom: the leaf bottom is bright, it is good quality, the leaf bottom is cyanine with dark leaves and more dark strips is inferior.
  3. Color: Color is black, shiny, the quality is good, on the contrary, the color is inconsistent, dead ash dark tea, the quality is bad.
  4.  Soup color: red soup, soup in the cup of tea on edge formed Golden Circle is excellent, the soup color is less bright, deep color and turbidity for bad soup.
  5. Taste: the rich flavor is excellent, the taste bitterness is bad, the taste is rough, it is bad.
  6. Aroma: aroma is rich, it is of good quality, aroma is impure, with the smell of grass, the quality is bad, the aroma is low boredom, the quality is bad.