Is a black tea grown at 1200 meters above sea level in the Anhui province of China. Perhaps the most famous of Chinese varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, sometimes incense aroma. Our Keemun Rhapsody is a complex showing of excellent quality Keemun. Toasty, biscuity aroma with a browned apple sweetness. Earthy fruit flavor, notes of aromatic lychee fruit. Lingering perfumy smokiness long after the cup is finished.
Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
The traditional definition of a rhapsody is an epic poem—or at least part of one—that can be read in a single sitting. In music, it’s a single piece characterized by several moving, free-flowing and related pieces, not unlike pieces of a story or poem. Famous rhapsodies today include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” which was featured in Disney’s Fantasia 2000; Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of the best-selling singles of all time; and, of course, this lovely tea.
Raw Honey for Black Teas
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
honey for black tea
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.
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.”