Rare Chinese Keemun
Rare Chinese Keemun

Rare Chinese Keemun Loose Leaf Black Tea

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

213 in stock

Hand crafted black loose leaf 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 loose leaf 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.)

UK Shipping Rates
UK Tracked - Two Day Tracked £3.99
UK Express - Next Day* Tracked £5.49
UK Express - Next Day* Courier from £8.49
FREE UK Tracked when you spend £30 or more
FREE UK Express - Next Day* when you spend £60 or more

Europe Shipping Rates
Europe Tracked Delivery from £4.99
Europe Express Courier from £21.99
FREE Europe Tracked when you spend £50 or more

Worldwide Shipping Rates
Worldwide Tracked Delivery from £5.99
ROW Express Courier from £20.49
FREE Worldwide Tracked when you spend £50 or more

*Subject to next day cutoff and postcode location. Availability of rates depends on location and order weight. For a complete overview of our shipping rates please see our delivery page.

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 15 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
07 April 2024
Marie L.
Denmark Denmark

Wonderful tea

This tea is wonderful rounded and well tasting, just as I hoped.

16 December 2023
Julie L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely Rare Tea Keemun

I really enjoy this tea any time of day, it has a lovely biscuit-y flavour especially the first brew. It can take a splash of milk but I prefer it without. Goes well an afternoon sweet treat!

21 August 2023
Elena K.
Estonia Estonia

Rare and Premium

Keemun from Rare Tea Company is just of the perfect, really premium taste, unmistakably recognizable. Just as it should always be! With this delicious sweet aftertaste that lingers in the mouth for long. This is the tea that makes me stop and enjoy the moment, evokes the most admiring feelings.

29 June 2023
Lisa J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautifully balanced

This tea has a lovely richness to it but has a gorgeous sweetness which balances it beautifully. It is a tea to be savoured & as all of these amazing rare teas it a luxury I forever delight in.

20 August 2022
Fiona T.
Jersey Jersey

Rare Chinese Keemun Tea

This tea continues to be beautiful. The last order that I received from the Company had been mysteriously "opened" and some of the merchandise cunningly removed! Maxwell at RTC immediately sent replacement teas to me which arrived - safely - and in double quick time. I cannot praise the company enough for their continually efficient and sympathetic handling of any problems or questions that have arisen in the years that I have been shopping with them (fortunately, the queries etc have been few and far between and usually due to other agencies such as Royal Mail!).

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.

You may also be interested in the following: