Keemun Tea

Very slight smokiness to the cup


    A classic China black loose leaf tea. Full bodied, aromatic tea with a very slight smokiness to the cup. This can be a good morning tea for those that find the Indian teas a tad too strong.


    Brewing the best cup. One teaspoon per cup. Freshly boiling water, brew your tea for 4 minutes, a good rule of thumb is 3-5 minutes for most black teas (depending on your preference for strength) and enjoy with or without milk


  • Keemun is one of the most famous of China's black teas, produced in the Qimen County of the Huangshan City, in Anhui province. The tea undergoes particularly slow withering and oxidation processes, yielding many layers of flavours. Lightly scented with a hint of nuttiness to the taste, it works equally well with or without milk.

  • China Black Tea

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Keemun tea

My order has been promptly fulfilled and the tea is great thank you.


This is particularly good leaf tea, nothing like the harsh stuff sold in supermarkets.
Having just tried some we were given as a present we've bought another 5 packets.
And we could not believe the amazing service, as the tea arrived ONE working day after we ordered it, exceptional!
Thank you Tugboat

Light and refreshing

A good tea for when you don't need a kickstart. Light with ahint of fruit and a whisp of smoke. A brighter brew with just a splash of milk or add a bit more for something more mellow and comforting. Could be good for one of those sleepless nights when we have nothing better to do than talk rubbish to the rest of the world.


Keemum is a black tea with a clean, slightly woody or malty taste - a hint of smokyness, though it hasn't been smoked. It comes from Anhui province, west of Shanghai and south of the Yangtze river. I use it as an everyday tea because of its pure, rounded taste, and let it brew for some time - even a little stewed. Sometimes I'll add 10% of a darker Indian tea, to give it a bit more body and taste for when I'm entertaining visitors. It can be drunk with or without milk.

Gentle Keemun

I never forgot the exquisite taste of Keemun since my father first introduced it to our household some 60 years ago, along with Blue Mountain coffee, tinned frogs legs and Vesta chow mien, in a brave effort to bring a touch of sophistication to our plain Lancashire diet. Thank you, Dad, and thank you Tugboat. Keemun is now restored to its special little corner in my life.