Keemun Panda | Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea |Good Life Tea

Keemun Panda #1 - Organic

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  • The loose black tea first introduced to the Europeans centuries ago and still beloved.

    What is Keeman Panda #1 and why is it causing such a stir among tea lovers? You may be surprised to know that Keeman Panda tea is among the most popular of teas. How, you say, can this be?  Keeman Panda #1 is a primary tea chosen for the ever-popular English Breakfast tea that we all enjoy. When tea first arrived in Europe, the Chinses choose to sell the Europeans black tea because it was less delicate than the green teas the Chinese preferred.  As such, Keemun loose leaf black tea became one of the first to be adopted by the English.

    Keemum is one of the teas hailing from China that requires a great deal of preparation know-how, a congou-type tea, meaning that it is a laborious process of twisting the tea leaf to form strips without breaking the leaves.

    Why should you try Keeman? If you are a loose leaf tea drinker and relish superb blends then take it from a vast tradition of tea growers in the country known for the pinnacle of tea production—Keeman Panda is the loose tea to buy. This loose tea, exported since the 18th century to satisfy the growing British obsession with this black tea, was the tea that the Victorians used to make their breakfast brew. Insatiable,the British imported increasing quantities as the hunger for Keeman Panda #1 tea flourished.

    Today, people the world over enjoy this fine loose tea. Likened to a complex Burgundy wine, Keeman is rich, complex and has a texture that is suitable for both stressful and quiet parts of your day. Flavorful and full bodied, Keeman Panda #1 is a must-try for any tea lover.  

    This is the loose tea that built the empire.  What will it do for you? Order up and start building your own empire.

     
    Base leaf: Organic Black tea.
    Health properties: Stress reducing properties, antioxidants.
    Flavor strength: Moderate, Primary collection is blended forest black.
    Caffeine: Moderate.
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    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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