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Keemun Hao Ya Gift Tea


 


Keemun Hao Ya Gift Tea*:
  

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China's long tradition of "gift tea" is closely related to the age-old tradition of Tribute Tea for the Imperial Court. Like Tribute Tea, Li Cha, or "gift tea," must be of such extraordinary quality that it's quite literally priceless since nothing like it is available anywhere for sale. This fine keemun qualifies as Gift Tea in every respect with the added advantage that while it lasts you can buy some!

Most keemun is no longer produced in Anhui's Qimen county where this is from. It is an early spring tea with a tiny leaf such as is used for Hao Ya. It was fired with carefully selected charcoal that left it free of the excessive smokiness common to lower grades of keemun. Its powerful aroma, nectar-like fruitiness, weighty mouth feel, and highly refined complexity embody the essence of this classic tea at its greatest. If you love black tea you'll never regret "gifting" yourself with this keemun!

PREPARATION:
Keemun blacks of fine quality are very versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. We suggest experimenting by varying the quantity of leaves, steeping time, and water temperature to find your own target preferences. Since the original Earl Grey tea was made from a Keemun black tea, the standard English tea service will work wonderfully with this tea, either with or without milk and sugar. The Chinese methods of gaiwan and gongfu tea service will also produce excellent results.

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