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Ingredients: Premium black tea, may also called “Keemum black tea”

Cup Characteristics: As one of the best-keeping of Chinese black tea, Qi Men black tea has a deep and rich concentrated flavour, reminiscent of the fine qualities of Burgundy wine.

Options: Not suggest adding anything as extra

Benefits: Black tea is a lot more flavourful and caffeine-laden than its counterparts which do not enjoy this amount of oxidation. Drinking black tea is also help to reduce cardiovascular problems, prevent cancer and lower risk of diabetes.

Fun to know: Qi Men (or Keemum) tea was made in year 1875 at Qi Men District, An Hui Province, China. In fact, only green tea was produced at until the mid 1870's. At that time there was a young man in the civil service lost his job. Being totally heartbroken and completely embarrassed by his shame, he remembered what his father told him - ‘A skill is a better guarantor of a living than precarious officialdom’. Following this advice, the young man packed up his bags and courage to travel to Fujian province in order to learn the secrets of black tea manufacturing. Upon his return to Qi Men in 1875 he set up three factories to produce black tea. The black tea method was perfectly suited to the tea leaves produced in this warm moist climate with well drained sandy soil. Nowadays, the superb flavour of Qi Men black tea became very popular around the world. It is reported that Queen of England counts upon Imperial Keemun Mao Feng as one of her teas of choice.

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