Rare Chinese Keemun

Rare Chinese Keemun Loose Leaf Black Tea

9 reviews
Regular price $10.99
(27¢ per cup)

359 in stock

Hand crafted black loose leaf tea from one of the most beautiful tea gardens in the world in Qimen, Anhui Province, China, where the terraces are shaded by ancient forest.

Our rare Keemun is a sweet and rich black loose leaf tea so perfectly balanced it could poise on one leg on top of the tallest shanghai tower.

(Previously called Premium Keemun on our old website.)

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06 July 2022
Jean M.
United States

Keemun is my favorite

I absolutely love this tea. I can brew it strong and it is never bitter or I can brew it normally and get 3 steeping and good tasting iced tea, from a regfrigerated 4th pour at the end of the day.

14 June 2022
Wendy K.
United States United States


This is one of the most delicious teas ever; like drinking a cup of cocoa only better . Wonderful. Ordering more. I’ve not once been disappointed by a Rare Tea Company tea.

23 February 2022
danny d.
United States United States

My favorite tea!

Excellent morning tea. Great with a little milk and honey.

27 April 2021

Another winner!

This keemun knocked my socks off with it's incredible flavor! It's a strong tea, so be prepared to do a second infusion, or what a shameful waste it would be of such excellent tea! I get tasting notes of light brown sugar, malt and touch of lime peel. I can not get enough of this tea! I love milk tea, and this black tea is excellent for that. With longer brew times (4-5 minutes on the first infusion and 6 minutes on the second) and adding brown sugar and plenty of 1/2 and 1/2, you will have one of the most divine milk teas you have ever tasted. Almost no bitterness to be found, it's very smooth. This tea deserves more than 10 stars! Thanks Rare Tea for sourcing the best teas of my life.

03 February 2021
Mike B.
United States

Satisfying: rich but not overpowering

I wanted a medium-strength black tea to drink with milk with good flavour but some subtlety, and the Keemun fits the bill perfectly. A good late morning or post-lunch tea to keep you going through the rest of the afternoon.

Tasting Notes

With the sweetness of muscovado sugar this black tea has notes of marzipan and milk chocolate perfectly balanced by elegant tannins. The second infusion reveals fruitier notes of pear and brown butter.


Use 0.09oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water (2.5g per 150ml).


For the optimum infusion use 185°F (85°C) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

27¢ per cup based on 0.09oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water and 2 infusions.

Origin & Craft

Hand crafted black tea from one of the most beautiful tea gardens in the world in Anhui Province, China, where the terraces are shaded by ancient forest.

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