Keemun Black Aster
Keemun Black Aster
Keemun Black Aster
Keemun Black Aster
Keemun Black Aster
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Keemun Black Aster

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This Keemun Black Aster is also known as the classic fermented tea or Black tea, not the same black tea in the West (which is called red tea in China). It is a highly aged and the most oxidised variety out of all other tea categories such as white, yellow, green and oolong teas.

This Black Aster gives an unexpectedly mellow golden red liquor that instantly aromatises the nose and leaves a rounded malty and pleasantly nutty flavour on the tongue. It’s a very easy-going black tea that will suit most taste palettes, especially for those who are on their way to completely cut out milk or sugar or both in their teas, this China Black Aster will make the best transition star!

Packed with the character and health benefits of a black tea yet stimulates the senses and quenches through the body without the full astringency of other pungent varieties.

 

Tasting Details

Flavour: A mellow and malty note with a nutty smoke aftertaste
Aroma: Smoky and sweet nose
Infusion Colour: A brisk golden dark amber

 

Specification

Caffeine Level: Slightly higher than green teas
Antioxidant Level: High
Production process: Traditional orthodox 
Leaf Appearance: Large dark brown rolled leaves, occasional tender tips
Origin: Qimen country, Anhui province, China
 Storage: Store in cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Re-seal packaging between use.

 

How to Brew

  • Use 1 teaspoon of leaves (roughly 3g) for each person you are brewing tea for.
  • Boil your water and let it cool for 30 seconds, it should be around 97 degrees (100degree water will scorch the tea)
  • Steep for 2-3 minutes according to taste.
  • Reuse the leaves a further 3 times, by simply adding more hot water.