Keemun Black Tea
1. What is Keemun Black Tea?
Keemun black tea is a type of black tea that is produced in the Qimen County of Anhui Province, China. It is named after the Keemun region in Qimen County where it is produced. Keemun black tea is the most famous type of black tea in China and is often referred to as "Qimen black tea" or simply "Keemun."
Keemun tea is a light, fruity kind that has notes of smoke in its aroma and flavor. It's not too sweet like some other types and leaves you with an aftertaste similar to unsweetened cocoa powder! The unique thing about this drink? You can find it only near Anhui province where there are hills called "Yellow Mountains" which form part of the grounds for growing Keermuns; plus nearby Yangtze river also plays a key role during the production process because these two factors determine what kinds will grow best here according to their preferences (i.e. temperature, humidity, water level, etc.)
2. How is Keemun black Tea made?
Tea leaves are plucked only once a year during spring. They are made from fine black tea buds and young leaves. If the exposure to the sun is too long, the color of the resulting tea will be slightly reddish or even purplish in appearance which affects its value since it is not as attractive as the original bright green color.
This type of tea is made through the process of withering, rolling, oxidizing, and drying. The leaves are withered to reduce their moisture content. They are then rolled into small balls to expose more surface area to the air. This allows for more oxidation to take place, which gives the tea its characteristic black color. The leaves are then dried in a hot air oven.
The finished tea is a black, twisted leaf with a rich, smoky flavor and woody aroma.
3. What are the health benefits of Keemun black tea?
Some studies have shown that this kind of tea contains large amounts of theaflavins, the same compounds that are responsible for the health benefits found in green tea. It also contains smaller amounts of caffeine compared to other black teas because it is semi-fermented before drying. Additionally, it has been linked to protecting against cardiovascular disease, promoting fat burning, and reducing blood sugar levels!
4. What are the benefits of Keemun black tea on the skin?
Teas have been used for centuries as traditional medicines. They provide many health benefits including improved immune function, reduced inflammation, better digestion, and weight loss, healthier-looking skin and hair, and reduced stress levels.
Keemun black tea contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from free radical damage. It also contains caffeine and L-theanine, both of which have been shown to improve mental focus and concentration.
While there have not been enough studies done on humans yet, most dermatologists recommend using topical products with caffeine as an effective anti-aging treatment for the skin.
5. How should Keemun black tea be brewed?
Brewing instructions vary depending on the type of tea. For Keemun black tea, please refer to the brew guide below,
Step 1. Add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves to a cup.
Step 2. Add freshly boiled water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
Step 3. Remove the leaves and enjoy!
Brewing Temperature: 100-degrees Celsius
Brewing Time: 3-5 Minutes
6. How many cups of Keemun black tea can be brewed from one ounce of tea leaves?
There are no criteria as it will depend on different factors such as the desired strength and how long you steep. Generally, we suggest around 3-4 cups for every ounce of black tea leaves brewed.
7. How To Store Keemun Black Tea?
Keemun's shelf life can be extended by keeping it in a dry and dark place, such as an airtight container or a cabinet. However, it is best to consume it within 6 months to 12 months of purchase for the best flavor.
8. How much caffeine content is in Keemun black tea?
There is approximately 30-50 mg of caffeine per cup of Keemun black tea. This amount varies depending on the type of tea, how it is brewed and the length of time it steeps.
9. Why drink black tea in the morning when you can have coffee or green tea instead?
Caffeine is a stimulant that can decrease mental function, increase irritability, and even upset the stomach. This is why many people choose not to drink coffee in the early morning, but rather opt for green or oolong tea. Black teas have less caffeine than coffee, but still contain high levels of antioxidants which are known to boost mental and physical energy.
L-theanine, one of the main components in black tea, also helps to reduce stress levels so that you can live a happy and healthy life!