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Keemun is an alluringly fragrant black tea. Long held to be beyond comparison with any black tea, "Quimen" offers rich, full-bodied flavors that make it a favorite worldwide. Today it is recognized as one of China’s “famous teas”, the modern-day equivalent of the Emperors’ “Tribute Teas”.

Why we selected this lot.   Keemuns is one the most refreshing and tasteful of the black teas. This organically grown lot was farmed near Wulipai, in Quimen County and harvested in the spring of 2017. The leaves are uniform and beautifully shaped suggesting the quality of the taste that follows.

Interesting facts about this lot. Lot is grown organically on a tea garden at approx. 1200 meters in Quimen County, Anhui Province. Garden is in the Huang Shan Mountains, a jagged and steep range that is flush with spring water and rich mineral soils ideal for yielding this flavorful black. Once harvested, the leaves are cut thereby increasing its rate of oxidization. The finest Keemuns are harvested in the spring season.

Taste profile. Aroma offers hints of cocoa. Cups to a clean, “brisk” and naturally sweet taste with ample body.  Flavor is soft notes of honey with a wonderful lingering aftertaste.

Brewing suggestions.   Use a rounded tablespoon of leaf for 8-12 ounces of water. Water temperature of 195 F up to 205 F is best. Steep for 2 minutes and taste. For more body and deeper flavors, steep for 3 minutes.

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Supporting adults with disabilities

Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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  1. Very nice smooth sweet taste 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Mar 2018

    I tried this tea recently and really liked it, so this time I bought 1/2 lb and am really enjoying it. I am big for black tea with milk and this is perfect for that.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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