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keemun encore tea

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Keemun Encore tea in bulk available for wholesale. A wonderful China black tea of the Hao Ya A grade, from Anhui province. Keemun, perhaps the most famous of Chinese black tea varieties, is prized for its rich flavor, fiery amber color liquor and toasty, sumptuous aroma. Smoky, slightly malty and smooth, aromatic finish. This year's version boasts lovely small leaves with the glint of golden tips. Fresh cocoa and baked bread aroma.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

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Encore is the French word for “again.” In music, it’s used to describe, not surprisingly, when a musician plays again, often at the end of a show. However, its history is more interesting than you might think, with audiences that would interrupt shows mid-performance, performers who’d hold up entire operas, musicians who’d refuse to play more, and those that specialize in it. Tea has an equally interesting history, but we’ll leave it at this for now: After thousands of years and countless blends, it’s still the drink to come back to again and again.

Meet our keemun concerto farmer, Wang Ai Guo

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers behind some of our most popular teas.

farmer
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
I have worked in tea for 24 years. When I was 18 my family was very poor. We could not have the chance to buy tea to drink. My parents like teas. So I decided to work in tea.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
As I am poor I have to work hard to earn more money. So I work very hard from 6am in the morning till 6pm in the evening. Sometimes I like to work overnight so as to get more money. My main work is picking tea leaves in the mountain. It takes long time to finish plucking, as there are many mountains.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
The happiest part is when I taste the keemun black tea after hard making. I can also let my parents to have the chance to drink a little bit. I am happy when seeing the smile from their faces.
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