Qimen Needle
Qimen Needle
Qimen Needle
Qimen Needle

Qimen Needle — Qimen Hong Cha

Regular price$6.00
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Qimen Needle (Qimen Hong Cha) is a beautiful Red Tea (Hong Cha) from Qimen County, Anhui Province with a sweet, rich, english breakfast taste and a smooth, viscous mouthfeel.

Like all of our teas, we only source the "Grand Cru" version of Qimen Needle (Qimen Hong Cha) through our exclusive relationships with the most sought after tea farmers in China.

About Qimen Needle

Qimen is one of the four great categories of Red tea, collectively known as Qihong, the others being Lapsang Souchang, Assam, and Darjeeling. Qimen teas are renowned because they are the basis for English Breakfast.

If you have come across the name "Keemun", this is a different spelling of Qimen. We prefer to use Qimen in our shop because in mainland China using non-pinyin spellings is looked upon as highly offensive.

Tea Profile

  • Category: Red Tea (Hong Cha)
  • Location: Qimen County, Anhui Province
  • Pick: Spring 2019
  • Special Properties: Famous
  • Taste: Sweet, Rich, English Breakfast
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth, Viscous
  • Aftertaste: Fresh, Hints of Sweetness
  • Sensory Experience: Warming
  • Roast: None
  • Oxidation: Heavy

Best Brewed in Glass or Ceramic

Water Temperature 175°F
Amount of tea 4 grams of tea
Brew Covered or Uncovered Uncovered
Rinse None
Brew Times

Ceramic or Glass

  • 1st Brew: 4 minutes
  • 2nd Brew: 2 minutes
  • 3rd Brew: 2 minutes

In Store Pickup is free at our Oakland location.

Overnight and Domestic shipping available.

For international shipping, please contact John directly at: j28.brown@gmail.com

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