Use soft water for preparation of tea. It is suitable to effectively extract most of the substances from tea leaf. Hard water is not suitable because it contains higher level of mineral ions which suppress extraction of substances from leaf, subsequently, the taste become very flat and thin. Use fresh...
1. Wilting Leaves are wilting after a period of time that water loss, certain of the hard and brittle stems YE Cheng wilting withers status of the process, the beginning of tea is the first system processes. After Wilt, a proper water evaporation, soft leaves, enhanced toughness, ease of Form...
Keemun is a historical reputed black tea in China.
It was produced during Qing Dynasty at the Keemun County (Qi-men Xian) and surrounding areas at Anhui Province (An-hui Sheng).
It was said that Keemun was produced as taking the inspiration of the famous black tea in Fujian, which was said to be the Lapsang Souchong.
In the past, Keemun was mainly exported and highly appreciated by people in oversea, especially Britain and United State.
The tea leaf is slender and fine, giving the sugary flavor with scent of sweet flowery note, with thick and mellow taste.
These distinctive cup characteristics have gained much attention in the international tea profession.
During year 1939-1940, the price of Keemun at the New York trade centre recorded the highest figure; it was the most expensive tea at that time and only upper class in the society could afford it.
The Imperial and Noble Family used to treat it as a fashionable beverage.
It was said that Keemun was presented to Queen Victoria as the Gift Tea during Her birthday.
In US, it was the everyday-tea for the President of United State, Mr. Roosevelt and his spouse.
Up to date, it is one of the three major black teas in the world, i.e., Darjeeling Tea from India and Uva Black Tea from Sri Lanka. Continue reading