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Imperial Qimen

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Black Tea from China
$15.95

Our Qimen Hao Ya is a smooth, well-balanced black tea known for its honey-like woodsy fragrance and malt flavour.

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Our Qimen Hao Ya is a smooth, well-balanced black tea known for its honey-like woodsy fragrance and malt flavour. Qimen is one of China’s famous red (black) teas.

The brewed tea leaves produce a brilliant red liquor that throws a distinctive golden ring around the inside of the cup.

Origin: Qimen county, Anhui province, China

Flavour profile: Malty | Honey | Woodsy

Qimen is revered for its growing conditions, which are ideal for black and green tea production. The region is mountainous and is characterised by a temperate climate with plenty of rainfall. The tea growing area is heavily forested, often enshrouded with clouds and fog resulting in high humidity.

Elevation: 400m

Qimen has a semi-sweet delicate floral aroma that is wonderfully complex combining flavours of malt, stone fruit, honey and pine. This black tea that is enjoyable to drink at any time of day and is a very easy to brew.

Qimen would pair well with breakfast foods and desserts.

Try this tea with chocolate cake or buckwheat pancakes with mascarpone and figs.

Leaf appearance: Dark black, wiry tightly rolled, thin, slender leaves and buds with sharp points

Aroma: Qimen has a semi-sweet aroma with a woodsy bouquet with fruit and floral notes

Liquor colour: Brilliant red

Brewing & Storage

    Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture. 

    Qimen can be enjoyed on its own but will also hold up well to the addition of milk, lemon, sugar or honey.

    Brewing Method Amount Temperature Time Infusions
    Western 2-3g / 150mL 95˚C-100˚C 3-5 min 2
    Gong Fu Cha 4-6g / 150mL
    95˚C-100˚C
    First brew: 35s Subsequent: 50-80s 4-6