Keemun tea properties


Characteristics of Kemun tea

Keemun tea is a type of black tea produced in China, in the town of Keemun (Anhui region). It is prepared from the buds of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis).

It is one of the highest quality black teas produced in China. It is very rich in minerals , which are the ones that give the famous bright red to its infusion.

Keemun tea has a mild flavor with hints of wood. Scientific analysis have found that this is a tea rich in geraniol among its essential oils.

It is said that the aroma of Kemun tea is more intense than in other black teas, so reputable as Ceylon tea.

Keemun tea, unlike most black teas, is drunk without milk, since Chinese teas are not taken with milk, nor with lemon, nor with sugar.

The ideal time to drink a Keemun tea is breakfast or lunch, as it is a mildly stimulating drink.

This tea normally appears in blends or mixtures. Keemun is one of the main ingredients of popular English Breakfast tea.

Photo of infusion with tea leaves (Camellia sinensis)

Keemun tea properties

Keemun tea is slightly stimulant and tonic. It contains as much caffeine as coffee,but its caffeine is gradually absorbed, whereas caffeine in coffee it is rapidly absorbed. (More information)

Kemun tea stimulates the nervous system, increases metabolism and acts as a fat burning in the body. It is also recommended for its stimulant properties to people with mild depression or in situations that require an extra physical or mental effort.

Like all black teas, Keemun tea is slightly astringent because it contains theaflavins and thearubigins, substances that provide a strong flavor to this tea and a red or orange tinge go its infusion.

* More information: Properties of black tea

How to prepare Keemun tea?

Prepare an infusion at 90-95 º C of a teaspoon of tea Keemun leaves (2 – 4g.). Never let it boil. Cover and let stand 5-7 minutes. Serve hot with no milk. This type of tea is not served cold ever.

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6 December, 2021

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