Breakfast Qimen (Breakfast Keemun)

Black Tea 2021

A standard chopped leaf Keemun black tea with the characteristic full and slightly spicy Keemun flavor and a sweet finish. Very popular in breakfast blends and familiar to most English-style tea drinkers. Strong enough to take milk and sugar if desired, but excellent enjoyed pure.

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Tea Origin
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China

Tea Bush
Qimen Xiaochuyezhong (Qimen Small Leaf Tea Bush)

Tea Master
Wang Chang

Harvest Time
April-July


This organic black tea is hand-plucked and processed with some steps by hand and others done with modern machinery. This organically grown tea is from the famous hometown of black tea in Anhui Province and is a very popular everyday tea. Breakfast Qimen (Breakfast Keemun) is a blend of late spring and early summer tea. For those interested in a higher grade black tea plucked earlier in the spring, consider our Qimen Caixia (Sunrise Keemun).

The leaves of our Breakfast Qimen are finely chopped to yield a bold brew. This strong-bodied tea infuses quickly and is ideal if you like to drink your tea with milk and sugar. While black tea is often taken with milk, sugar, or other flavorings, we recommend enjoying our teas pure. 

For an everyday grade of black tea, Breakfast Qimen is a very affordable option for people who like to start their day off with a strongly brewed cup of tea with less caffeine than a cup of coffee. It also makes an excellent iced tea, which can be enjoyed by itself or with your favorite fruit flavors. 

Enjoy the intense red color and rich tannin taste with a lightly fruity aroma. As it is an easy tea to brew and drink, we recommend Breakfast Qimen if you are new to loose leaf black teas or enjoy English or other well-known breakfast teas.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Breakfast Qimen (Breakfast Keemun) brewing guidelines

5 grams (1 Tb) tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

4 min. first infusion

At least 4 infusions: 4, 4, 5, 8 minutes