Keemun (Cant.: Kei⁴Moon⁴) ; Standard Chinese pronunciation ) is a famous Chinese black tea. First produced in late 19th century, it quickly became popular in the West and is still used for a number of classic blends. It is a light tea with characteristic stone fruit and slightly smoky notes in the aroma and a gentle, malty, non-astringent taste reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa. Top varieties have orchid-like fragrance and additional floral notes in the flavor.
Usage examples of "keemun".
Have to throw out all of the oolong now, all the keemun, the lung jang, the lapsang souchong.
English were enjoying hearty tea long before Keemun was introduced into the market.
Although it is traditional to have Oolongs with Chinese dishes, one may argue that rich black Yunnan or Keemun teas offer more complexity and layers to the experience of tea pairings.