Keemun China tea is the most popular Chinese Black Tea, grown exclusively in Qimen County. The teas names comes from the Western pronunciation of the country. The liquor has a bright infusion with a deep and nutty flavour. This grade is a medium leaf which takes slightly longer to infuse drawing out its popular flavour.
In Chinese language Black Tea is referred to as Red Tea, because of the colour of the liquor. The Western term, Black Tea, refers to the colour of the oxidized leaves. In the 19th Century, Black tea was compressed into bricks and used as a type of currency. You would then break off the required amount of tea as you wanted it. Tea bricks are still available today.