The Anhui province of China grows a black tea branded as Keemun and it is the tea that the Opium War was fought over. Many who have worked in the tea business for many years will tell you that a high quality Keemun such as this is the tea they personally drink as an "every day black tea".
This is from a limited production of a 'Mao Feng' -- two leaves and a bud with a wiry shape, harvested earlier than others resulting in a lighter, sweeter taste compared to most Keemuns. It steeps up with a bold amber red liquor and an incense-like aroma. The taste is toasty, mineral, and slightly fruity -- it is reminiscent of a 2nd flush Darjeeling.
Tasting Notes: Toasty, flint - mineral, light stone fruit sweetness.
Steep: 1.5 tsp of tea for 8oz water. Water temperature: 195. Steep time 4 minutes. Sweetener: Optional
Approximately 13 tsp in a 1 ounce package.