China Keemun First Grade

With its rich flavor profile and smooth mouth feel, this standard grade Keemun represents a great value for a China black tea. Hints of wine and a suggestion of smoke round out the earthy, full-bodied cup.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
China Keemun First Grade Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 5 reviews)

Favorite Keemun of any grade or price
John – AZ – June 02, 2019

One of my favorite teas was an Asian brand of "Imperial Keemun" sold only in small quantities. I was lucky to find this one and shouted Eureka! It has a flowery sweetness and is very tolerant of steeping time. It's almost impossible to overview. I just five minutes as my minimum!

My go-to
Justin – NJ – May 23, 2019

This is my go-to cup of red tea. Nice and woodsy, not too bitter if it's treated right, and just floral enough to feel nice without making me feel like I have to really sit down and appreciate it slowly.

Best breakfast tea
Julie – OR – October 31, 2018

This is my favorite breakfast tea, hands down. I prefer China small leaf teas to Assam varieties, with a green or oolong or a Darjeeling in the afternoon and something darker in the morning. This tea has a rich flavor, with a hint of smokiness, yet is still light and pleasantly astringent. I like it better than the more expensive Keemun series.

My go to for iced tea. Love it!
Craig – NH – September 15, 2018

I buy this wonderful tea in bulk and use it primarily for iced tea. I brew and go through about three pots a week. I'm a teacher and take a large insulated 25 oz S'Well bottle of it to school each day. It's mild, refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable hot or over ice. The price also makes it a great value.

My Favorite Tea
Thaddeus – TN – August 09, 2018

I've been drinking this tea for several years, and I buy it in bulk now. I drink it any time of day, but it is great first thing in the morning, with its smooth, strong flavor. I taste a hint of chocolate, with very slight smokiness. For the price Upton charges, it is a great value.

China Keemun First Grade Review