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China Keemun Panda Tea - Loose Leaf

China Keemun Panda Tea - Loose Leaf
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    A winey and fruity tea with depth and complexity
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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
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    Brand English Tea Store
  • 12 Reviews

    12 Reviews

    • 5
      My favorite tea at an unbeatable price

      Posted by Anonymous on Feb 25th 2017

      I decided a few years ago that Keemun is my favorite variety of tea. I love it's depth, orchid aroma, touch of fruitiness/winey character, and very subtle almost unrecognizable hint of chocolate (which can become much more prominent in some of the more expensive varieties - no worries for me, because I prefer that in the background). I've ordered tea from many different suppliers since then, trying to figure out who has the best Keemun for sale. This is every bit as good as the best ones I've found, and at a much better price. I think I'll stick with English Tea Store's Keemun Panda for a while!

    • 5
      The best of the black teas

      Posted by Ivan K on Jan 8th 2017

      I have bought this Keemun tea in 5 pound bags for many years. That's how much I like it. Keemun has a flavor some have described as "orchidy" or "fruity". That's true, but it is very subtle, not like the overpowering perfumy taste of Jasmine tea. I drink it almost always iced, which is not usual for Keemun tea. Try it iced, that wonderful orchid-like quality will be evident.

    • 5
      Oh, boy!

      Posted by Nic on Nov 10th 2016

      Just tried it this morning with creamer and raw sugar and It was great. I will be including it in future orders in a larger bag and it will likely compete with Irish Breakfast for my morning cuppa.

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

12 Reviews

  • 5
    My favorite tea at an unbeatable price

    Posted by Anonymous on Feb 25th 2017

    I decided a few years ago that Keemun is my favorite variety of tea. I love it's depth, orchid aroma, touch of fruitiness/winey character, and very subtle almost unrecognizable hint of chocolate (which can become much more prominent in some of the more expensive varieties - no worries for me, because I prefer that in the background). I've ordered tea from many different suppliers since then, trying to figure out who has the best Keemun for sale. This is every bit as good as the best ones I've found, and at a much better price. I think I'll stick with English Tea Store's Keemun Panda for a while!

  • 5
    The best of the black teas

    Posted by Ivan K on Jan 8th 2017

    I have bought this Keemun tea in 5 pound bags for many years. That's how much I like it. Keemun has a flavor some have described as "orchidy" or "fruity". That's true, but it is very subtle, not like the overpowering perfumy taste of Jasmine tea. I drink it almost always iced, which is not usual for Keemun tea. Try it iced, that wonderful orchid-like quality will be evident.

  • 5
    Oh, boy!

    Posted by Nic on Nov 10th 2016

    Just tried it this morning with creamer and raw sugar and It was great. I will be including it in future orders in a larger bag and it will likely compete with Irish Breakfast for my morning cuppa.

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