Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: TeaVivre
- Original Place: Qi men County, Anhui
- Tree Species: Zhuye
- Harvest time: April 22, 2016
- Appearance: black, tightly twisted tea leaves interweave with tight and straight tips
- Flavor: smells of naturally sweet and a flower aroma, smooth and fresh. It also produces a rich flavor with the subtle undertones of delicately aged tea.
- Tea Liquid: reddish in color; at the surface of tea water a golden loop appears along the circle of inner side of tea cup.
- Spent Leaves: bright brown in color, shiny and neat
Keemum Mao Feng, one special variety of Keemun black tea origins from Qi Men County in Anhui province of China, has famous reputation for its peculiar aroma and shape. It has also been made widely familiar as one of the four world’s best black tea. It is carefully processed so that the shape of the tea leaves resemble that of the Mao Feng Green Tea. This is why it got the name “Keemum Mao Feng“.
With the thin and twisted strips of tea leaves and peculiar aroma (fruity mixed with orchid-like), those russet interwoven tea leaves look neat and taste wonderful.
Aroma and Taste
With fresh, finer selections of tea leaves and traditional style processing method, this Keemum Mao Feng Black Tea do have floral notes in the aroma that could mature to a deeper, fruit-tone fragrance. This is the very tea you have been looking for.
Once the tea leaves and buds are harvested, those tender leaves are sorted out by hand to create a premium Keemun tea. The selected leaves then go through an elaborate fermentation process which changes the color of the leaves from green to a deep dark brown or brownish-black color.
Where is TeaVivre’s Keemun black tea produced
Huangshan Mountain lies in the south of Anhui Province, circling from east towards west.
Mountain regions occupies 90% of its total area, with an average elevation around 600 meters. Tea gardens mainly spread in valleys between the elevation of 100 to 350 meters. Forests take an percentage of 80% of its total area. Day and night temperature here ranges greatly, while with cloudy climate and short time of daylight, forming a suitable environment for tea’s growth. This Keemun Fragrant Black Tea TeaVivre chose is from the tea base in Huangjing Village, Boxi Township.
Learn more about this tea here.
TeaVivre ‘never ceases to amaze me’ so I shouldn’t have been shocked to enjoy Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea from Teavivre! I can’t decide if I like this tea better piping hot or cooled naturally at room temperature or even iced. All 3 options are great! It’s a very flavorful tea without it being flavored with anything. By that I mean…the black tea leaves have character and class all on their own.
Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea from Teavivre is a medium strength black tea that is somewhat fragrant but just when you think you are smelling hints of flowers it switches it up to hints of fruit. Regardless – it’s delightful! The taste follows suit. It has a nice ‘even steven’ ratio of floral, fruity, nutty, and cakey, even!
This tea – Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea from Teavivre – keep you guessing – but – keeps you satisfied that is for sure! This is a a real winner!