A winey, fruity tea with depth and complexity. Takes milk well.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea
INGREDIENTS FROM: China
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Medium
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Of all the China black teas available Keemun Panda Black Tea is probably one of the best known. Keemun is one of the congou-type teas; meaning it requires a great deal of gongfu, (disciplined skill) to make into fine taut strips without breaking the leaves. Interestingly the characters in the written Chinese script for time and labor are the same as those used for 'gongfu'. It is often said that a properly produced Keemun such as Panda is on of the finest teas in the world with a complex aromatic and penetrating character often compared to burgundy wines. Traditionally keemuns were used in English Breakfast tea.
Brewing Guide: 1 teaspoon of tea
Temperature: 212° F
Steep time: 3-5 minutes