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China Keemun Panda Tea - Loose Leaf
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    The Keemun Panda China Black Tea blend from English Tea Store is a bright, reddish brew that delivers a winey, fruity flavor with depth and complexity. Our Keemun Panda China Black Tea takes milk well and rewards the drinker with an exotic cup.

    Of all the China black teas available, Keemun Panda is probably one of the best known. Keemun is one of the congou-type teas meaning it requires a great deal of gongfu, (disciplined skill) to make into fine taut strips without breaking the leaves. Interestingly, the characters in the written Chinese script for time and labor are the same as those used for 'gongfu'. It is often said that a properly produced Keemun, such as Panda, is one of the finest teas in the world with a complex aromatic and penetrating character often compared to burgundy wines. Traditionally, Keemuns were used in English Breakfast tea. Keemun is one the best-keeping black teas. Fine specimens will keep for years if stored properly and take on a mellow winey character.

    The name Keemun comes from Qimen county in southern Anhui province where almost all the mountains are covered with tea bushes. Qimen county produced only green tea until the mid 1870's. Around that time a young man in the civil service lost his job. Despite being totally heartbroken and completely embarrassed by his shame, he remembered what his father told him - 'A skill is a better guarantor of a living than precarious officialdom'. Following this advice, the young man packed up his courage and his bags to travel to Fujian Province to learn the secrets of black tea manufacturing. Upon his return to Qimen in 1875, he set up three factories to produce black tea. The black tea method was perfectly suited to the tea leaves produced in this warm, moist climate with well drained sandy soil. Before long, the superb flavor of Keemuns became very popular around the world.

    How to Make Tea

    Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's China Keemun Panda Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)


    Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 – 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

    Antioxidant Content: Medium - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

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    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 4oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Keemun
    Type Black Tea
    Type China Black Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 23 Reviews

    23 Reviews

    • 5
      See above answer

      Posted by Susan S. on Sep 6th 2021

      See above answer

    • 5
      It is my favorite tea, which I drink every morning

      Posted by Debra F. on Aug 5th 2021

      It is my favorite tea, which I drink every morning.

    • 4
      China Keemun Panda

      Posted by Celia R Vorsanger on Aug 3rd 2021

      Very good tea especially mixed with Assam.

    • 5
      Perhaps, the best

      Posted by Richard Wills on Jul 6th 2021

      I took a chance on this one, my regular keemun was not available. I made one pot of the panda keemun and was in heaven! Wonderful deep, rich full flavor keemun, this is what good black tea should be, I was so pleased I ordered another bag as I didn't want to be without. Everything I love about keemun is here in this tea!! Fan of good keemun, well this one is for you!

    • 5
      Taste great

      Posted by Clay V. on Jun 17th 2021

      Taste great

    • 5
      My Go To Tea

      Posted by Mark Luscombe on Jun 7th 2021

      I love this tea! It makes the perfect cuppa whenever the mood strikes. I am going to make iced tea with it this Summer and see how that turns out. I recognize everyone has different tastes, but I believe this will make a tasty tea that most folks will enjoy.

    • 5
      Delicious, refreshing

      Posted by Null N. on May 31st 2021

      Delicious, refreshing

    • 5
      Dark, smoky taste, adequate stimulant qualities

      Posted by James H. on May 11th 2021

      Dark, smoky taste, adequate stimulant qualities.

    • 5
      Because of its flavor, and it's a great value

      Posted by Debra F. on Apr 20th 2021

      Because of its flavor, and it's a great value

The Keemun Panda China Black Tea blend from English Tea Store is a bright, reddish brew that delivers a winey, fruity flavor with depth and complexity. Our Keemun Panda China Black Tea takes milk well and rewards the drinker with an exotic cup.

Of all the China black teas available, Keemun Panda is probably one of the best known. Keemun is one of the congou-type teas meaning it requires a great deal of gongfu, (disciplined skill) to make into fine taut strips without breaking the leaves. Interestingly, the characters in the written Chinese script for time and labor are the same as those used for 'gongfu'. It is often said that a properly produced Keemun, such as Panda, is one of the finest teas in the world with a complex aromatic and penetrating character often compared to burgundy wines. Traditionally, Keemuns were used in English Breakfast tea. Keemun is one the best-keeping black teas. Fine specimens will keep for years if stored properly and take on a mellow winey character.

The name Keemun comes from Qimen county in southern Anhui province where almost all the mountains are covered with tea bushes. Qimen county produced only green tea until the mid 1870's. Around that time a young man in the civil service lost his job. Despite being totally heartbroken and completely embarrassed by his shame, he remembered what his father told him - 'A skill is a better guarantor of a living than precarious officialdom'. Following this advice, the young man packed up his courage and his bags to travel to Fujian Province to learn the secrets of black tea manufacturing. Upon his return to Qimen in 1875, he set up three factories to produce black tea. The black tea method was perfectly suited to the tea leaves produced in this warm, moist climate with well drained sandy soil. Before long, the superb flavor of Keemuns became very popular around the world.

How to Make Tea

Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's China Keemun Panda Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)


Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 – 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

Antioxidant Content: Medium - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Season Everyday
Size 4oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Keemun
Type Black Tea
Type China Black Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

23 Reviews

  • 5
    See above answer

    Posted by Susan S. on Sep 6th 2021

    See above answer

  • 5
    It is my favorite tea, which I drink every morning

    Posted by Debra F. on Aug 5th 2021

    It is my favorite tea, which I drink every morning.

  • 4
    China Keemun Panda

    Posted by Celia R Vorsanger on Aug 3rd 2021

    Very good tea especially mixed with Assam.

  • 5
    Perhaps, the best

    Posted by Richard Wills on Jul 6th 2021

    I took a chance on this one, my regular keemun was not available. I made one pot of the panda keemun and was in heaven! Wonderful deep, rich full flavor keemun, this is what good black tea should be, I was so pleased I ordered another bag as I didn't want to be without. Everything I love about keemun is here in this tea!! Fan of good keemun, well this one is for you!

  • 5
    Taste great

    Posted by Clay V. on Jun 17th 2021

    Taste great

  • 5
    My Go To Tea

    Posted by Mark Luscombe on Jun 7th 2021

    I love this tea! It makes the perfect cuppa whenever the mood strikes. I am going to make iced tea with it this Summer and see how that turns out. I recognize everyone has different tastes, but I believe this will make a tasty tea that most folks will enjoy.

  • 5
    Delicious, refreshing

    Posted by Null N. on May 31st 2021

    Delicious, refreshing

  • 5
    Dark, smoky taste, adequate stimulant qualities

    Posted by James H. on May 11th 2021

    Dark, smoky taste, adequate stimulant qualities.

  • 5
    Because of its flavor, and it's a great value

    Posted by Debra F. on Apr 20th 2021

    Because of its flavor, and it's a great value

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