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Keemun Black Tea - Sommelier's Selection

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Regular price £2.00

Introducing our Keemun Orchid black tea, so-called after the older Western spelling of Qimen County in Anhui Province, China, where the tea is made.

Produced from the same plant varietal for Huagshan Mao Feng green tea, this Keemun tea exhibits an orchid-like aroma. The liquor is deep red with a signature lightly smoked yet sweet and nutty character.

Part of our Sommelier's Selection, this tea is available exclusively through our online shop!


Steep 1tsp per cup for 3-5 minutes in 95-100°C water. Enjoy with or without milk, honey or lemon.


Up until late in the 19th Century, the Anhui Province of Eastern China only produced green tea. This changed however when a man who worked in the army in Fujian Province had witnessed how rich black tea farmers had become in this region.

When he returned to Qimen in Anhui, he began work on replicating the black tea production process, culminating in the creation of Keemun black tea. Much more resilient to long-distance travel to Europe than green tea, it became the most popular tea in the UK and at one time was the main component of 'English Breakfast' blends it was replaced by less expensive components. 


Chinese Keemun Black Tea.


May contain traces of cereals, almonds, hazelnuts, milk, soya, mustard and sulphur dioxide.

Delivery Information & Charges

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UK-wide Deliveries*

UK delivery costs are £3.50 up to the value of £30, £5.50 between £30.00 and £50.00 for First Class delivery. We have recently added a Second Class option, with a flat rate of £3.00 for all orders below £50.00.

All orders over £50.00 are sent first class, free of charge.

Please note all orders using free delivery promotions are sent Second Class.

International Shipping*

We now offer worldwide shipping! Delivery takes between 3-5 working days to Western Europe and 5-7 working days to the rest of the world. Shipping costs are as follows:


£0.00 - £12.50  =  £5.60

£12.51 - £50.00 = £6.90

£50.00 and over = £8.30

Rest of the World:

£0.00 - £12.50 = £7.50

£12.51 - £35.00 = £10.40

£35.01 and over = £12.90

*Please note that orders are not tracked; should you require this service, please do get in touch and we will be happy to arrange this service for you at an extra cost.


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