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Qimen (Keemun) Maofeng Black


Our Qimen Maofeng leaves are tightly twisted, slender, and jet-black with golden tips. This tea provides for a rich coppery brew that has a sweet floral aroma. It can be drunk straight or used as the base for breakfast or afternoon tea. 

This shiny black tea is among the elite of Chinese teas. 

Origin: Qimen City, Anhui Province, China 

Brewing Tips:

  • 212°F (100°C)
  • It is recommended to brew Qimen Maofeng in a porcelain or Zisha pot


Among all varieties of Qimen black tea, the most well-known is Qimen Maofeng, harvested earlier than others, and with a lighter and sweeter taste.  

Qimen black tea is produced in the south-eastern corner of Anhui Province, just west of Huangshan mountain. Qimen black tea was first made in the late 19th century and quickly became popular in the West. At the World Expo in Italy in 1913, it won a gold prize, and again, won a gold prize at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco. 

Qimen black tea is used in several classic blends, such as English Breakfast.

2 reviews for Qimen (Keemun) Maofeng Black

  1. Jennifer Lee

    Like this Keemun Black with milk. A good mix for the milk tea.

  2. Viktoria W.

    This Keemun Black Tea is divine! So far it’s my favorite among Hence’s selections. Although I’m not quite yet the tea expert (and I think Hence is going to make me into a connoisseur…), my palate detects that this one is a cut above the ordinary black teas available for mass consumption on the American market. Thank you for hitting the scene, Hence!

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