Keemun Xian Luo (xian luo translates to "silky and fragrant") stands out as a jewel amongst other Keemuns currently being produced. This is the highest grade of Mao Feng style of Keemun, which features large, twisted, tippy, shiny leaves with a fine down typical of early spring buds. This particular Keemun is a choice selection because of the uniformity of the leaves, which creates harmony and a unique, balanced flavor. An initial oaky sweetness gives way to dark fruits, spiced rum, and medjool dates, followed by a slightly smoky aftertaste.
Keemun black tea is often referred to as the Burgundy of teas, due to its unique flavors and dark red cup. Keemuns improve in color and flavor after being aged for a few years, at which time they are known as “winey” Keemun. Our “winey” Keemun Xiang Luo has been carefully aged in our warehouse for over 5 years.