Keemun Panda Special Grade 1
Keemun Panda "A" is an extra quality Keemun has a neat pine-needle leaf and produces a subtly rich liquor with a toasty character and delicate aroma. A truly delicate tea that can be enjoyed any afternoon or evening. A winey and fruity tea with depth and complexity. Takes milk very well. The Infusion is bright tending to reddish. Of all the China black teas available Keemun Panda 1 is probably one of the best known. Keemun is one of the Congou-type teas; meaning it requires a great deal of gongfu (disciplined skill) to make into fine taut strips without breaking the leaves. Interestingly the characters in the written Chinese script for time and labour are the same as those used for 'gongfu'. It is often said that a properly produced Keemun such as Panda 1 is on of the finest teas in the world with a complex aromatic and penetrating character often compared to burgundy wines. Traditionally Keemuns were used in English Breakfast tea. Keemun black tea was only produced after 1875 - against the grain of the Chinese practice of producing green teas.
- Loose Leaf Grades
- Brewing Guide
|Type of Tea||Quantity of Tea||Water Temp||Steeping Time|
|White||3-5g per cup||70c||5-6 mins|
|Green||3-5g per cup||75c||2-5 mins|
|Black||3-5g per cup||95c||4-6 mins|
|Oolong||3-5g per cup||95c||5-8 mins|
|Pu-erh||3-5g per cup||95c||4-6 mins|
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