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Qimen Caixia or "Sunrise Keemun" is a unique black tea made from early spring leaves which are gently rolled to create a whole leaf tea. The semi wiry leaves do contain some tips as well. The dry aroma offers the classic Keemun orchid note. The cup itself is a medium-light bodied one that is delicate, sweet and complex with notes of orchid, honey and toast. While it is rather delicate, it presents a nuanced experience with a soft finish.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
Qimen is located in Anhui Province of China where previously black teas were cut during processing. It is only in the past decade or so, that they are now picking the tea earlier and processing exceptional whole leaf tea.