Keemun Panda #1
Organic Black Tea
The famous tea that put China on the map. The Keemun style is flavorful and full bodied and became THE sought after tea by British tea drinkers prior to the development of the India tea plantations. This tea keeps well, developing a mellow even winey character overtime. Good by itself or blended with other teas.
Keemin is one of the congou style teas, and requires skill to make into fine taut strips without damaging the leaves. This style of tea was produced after 1875 to supply the English staple. It has a unique aroma, reminiscent of toast from a hot oven.
Complex with winey and fruity notes.
Bright tending reddish
Country of Origin
This is one of my favorite teas; and the tea sold by WK is the best "version" of it that I've found!!
I’ve been to the Whistling Kettle countless times over the years and this is the tea I get most often. I like strong black teas and this definitely fits the bill. It had a very distinctive pleasant taste. Holds up very well to milk and sugar.
This delicious cup of tea, perfect without any additions!
Definitely in my top 5. It has an "earthy" quality (for lack of a better descriptive word) that makes it unique and that I really enjoy. Whistling Kettle stopped carrying this one in their store locations and I wish they would reconsider and carry it again. For now, though, I'm happy it's still available to buy online.
This is my go-to morning tea right now. It has a strong, rich flavor that pairs well with milk. It's good to drink by itself or with breakfast. If you're looking for something a bit more interesting than English or Irish breakfast tea, I would definitely recommend the Keemun Panda!