Keemun Mao Feng, a legendary sophisticated tea, comes from the Anhui Province and is often considered to be representative of the most superior black tea in China. The term ‘Mao Feng’ refers to the freestyle shape of the leaves. This tea is made from a slightly longer twisted leaf with fine tips. “Mao Feng” literally translates to “fur peak“.
The tea was first created in the 19th century and since has become popular for its complex aromas – it is said to even be a favorite of Queen Elizabeth’s. The characteristic slow withering and oxidation of Keemun Mao Feng creates wonderfully complex aromas and flavours of stone fruit, smoke and tobacco. Lower quality Keemun teas are often used as the base for blends of black tea such as Earl Grey or English Breakfast. However, Keemun Mao Feng consists of full unbroken buds and young, tender leaves making this a lighter tea of superior quality and more aromatic than other Keemun black teas.
For this tea we suggest trying the Western-style of brewing. The idea behind it is to use much less leaf and much more water while brewing-times are much longer to extract as much of the flavor as possible at once.
The tea comes from specially selected plantations in the district, which produce an aromatic drink of deep colour.
Exquisite flavour and aroma, light in colour and better paired with a lemon slice than milk.
The cool climate, and the winds which sweep across from the Indian Ocean give this tea a unique, refreshing flavour.