Rose Keemun Gold
Introducing Rose Keemun Gold, our newest small batch experimental tea: Heirloom China Roses & First Harvest Keemun Gold
Qimen, Anhui (Keemun black tea) · Pingyin, Shandong (Rose)
Heirloom China Roses from Pingyin, Shandong are admired for their wondrous fragrance and beautiful large silky flowers in rich hues of red. The heirloom roses that were used for this tea comes from a small biodynamic and organic farm nestled high up in the mountains; only a small amount are produced each year.
The black tea is a First Harvest Keemun Gold - the highest grade of the heritage Keemun black tea from Qimen, Anhui province with its history dating back to 1875. The tea consists of only single buds from the first flush of the spring 2020 harvest.
Scenting of the tea was done in small batches and by hand. Fresh layer of heirloom roses are scattered over the Keemun Gold, in a rose to tea ratio of 1:1. The roses are separated from the tea the next day and the tea is slowly roasted over charcoal, readying for the second round of scenting. The Keemun Gold went through two rounds of scenting, each time with fresh roses.
Drinking this beautiful tea is reminiscent of the experience of walking through a luscious park when all the trees and flowers are in full bloom. On the nose, this tea is exquisitely fragrant, with notes of dried prunes and sweet floral nectar. On the palate, it has distinct notes of delicate crimson roses, pine needle, and fresh almonds. It has a long aftertaste of seckel pear and cherry blossom.