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Black Tea Coming

taste testing Informal English Breakfast Keemun Mao Feng Bkack Tea

Due to hit port in late Feb, we've got our first shipment of English Breakfast black tea locked down and ready to set sail. We've done a lot of tasting of black teas, and the variety we've gone for is a Keemun Mao Feng. Keemun being one of the top 10 teas in China — the only black tea to make the list — which proves how tasty it is.

The ubiquitous English Breakfast Tea is a surprisingly new blend (considering the heritage of tea). It dates back to 1843, but didn't become popular until Queen Victoria was gifted Keemun Tea (developed in 1875) for her birthday. Due to it's supreme flavor, colour and aroma, Keemun quickly became the most sought after (not to mention expensive) blend of English Breakfast tea

Informal's Organic Keemun Mao Feng is particularly smooth and consistent in quality. Produced by the former head of agriculture in Keemum county. He once supervised all the techniques and quality control of Keemun black tea in the area but eventually retired to build his own little tea empire. We're stoked to have him on board, and we can't wait to get everyone tasting it.

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