Rare Chinese Keemun
Rare Chinese Keemun

Rare Chinese Keemun Loose Leaf Black Tea

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

465 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.)

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Customer Reviews
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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!).

10 June 2022
Samantha M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Simply the best black tea

This tea has a natural sweetness and is simply delicious on its own. Highly recommend.

30 July 2021
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wonderful flavour

I ordered a few different loose leaves from this website and this one is hands down my favourite. A super smooth, slightly sweet taste with an incredible smell. I'll definitely be ordering more.

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.

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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