(8 customer reviews)

Qimen (Keemun) Maofeng Black

loose leaf | black

From: $15.98

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. 

Pack of 1
1.7 oz (50 g)

Qimen City,



Gongfu tea brewing tips

tea weight

6 g (100 ml water)

water temperature

205 - 212 °F

tea weight

6 g (100 ml water)

water temperature

205 – 212 °F

first infusion

6 seconds

total infusion

8 times

first infusion

6 seconds

total infusion

8 times

* This brewing guide serves as a reference. Feel free to explore and tailor your brewing method to discover the tea experience that suits you best.

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Qimen Maofeng

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.

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    Really good! Best Keemun that I can find! Better than the ones I got from China

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    This is one of the best qimens I’ve ever had- it’s an affordable daily drinker while also being a delicious way to start the day. It’s malty and sweet, with little to no astringency whatsoever, being remarkably smooth with each steep. It brews up a lovely coppery-red to a dark red depending on steep time. Flavor wise, it has quite a lovely sweet potato-like flavor with a nice floral note and a hint of citrus. This really is quite the stellar example of a qimen and one I’d recommend to anyone wanting a nice caffeine pick-me-up.

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    I really like the tasting. Among all the kinds of Chinese tea I’ve tasted here in the US, this is my top choice. It has a milky smooth texture and a little bit of sweetness from the tea leaf itself. This is the authentic tea you deserve.

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

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