Rare Chinese Keemun Black Tea

8 reviews
Regular price £7.99
(20p per cup)

157 in stock

Hand crafted black 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 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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4.5 Based on 8 Reviews
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19 June 2021
Pablo N.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Liquid love!

Rare Tea has helped me to discover a number of delicious delights. This rare Chinese Keemun hits the spot every time.

12 June 2021
George O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Keemum black Tea

Light with lots of subtle flavours. I love it! Consistently good.

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 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.

03 February 2021
Mary R.
United States United States
Smooth and delicious

A pot of this is a great way to start my morning. I usually make a second infusion on the weekend and it’s just as delicious. No harsh tannins, even drinking it without milk.

Rare Chinese Keemun Black Tea
Rare Chinese Keemun Black Tea
Rare Chinese Keemun Black Tea
Rare Chinese Keemun Black Tea

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 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.


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

20p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml 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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