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Hao Ya is one of the finest grades of Keemun tea from the mountainous Anhui Province in China. It has a thin, wiry, tightly twisted leaf with a slightly smoky flavor and aroma. Excellent straight or with milk and sugar.

Tasting Notes:

Violet, macadamia nut and leather

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Jennifer D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Nice strong cup of tea!

This is a nice strong tea, but it is a little on the bitter side if you brew it too long. I would buy again.

Kay S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Keemun

We are always looking for a great Keemun and this one fits the the bill. It has that characteristic earthy Keemun taste without being at all bitter. It’s a favorite!

April S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Delicious smoky taste

I just received my order of three 4-ounce bags of loose-leaf Keemun. I look forward to my morning cups of Smith teas. Keemun has been a favorite because the deep flavors are topped with a delicious smokiness.

Mark R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Delicately Earthy

This tea is a great blend for those times when you want something slightly different. It's perfect for a cozy morning - or anytime.

Jeffrey S.
United States United States
Delicious alone, or in my blends.

I love this Keemun, either straight or in my own blends with only Smith's Assam or Assam/Puer. the Keemun has just the right amount of "smokiness" to make it a perfect choice for breakfast, especialy on cold mornings.


Full leaf Keemun black tea from Anhui Province in China.

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For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep five minutes. Smell smoke? It's probably just the tea.

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Chinese Black Tea

Keemun tea is grown in the mountainous region of Eastern China called Anhui Province. There are many grades of Keemun, with Hao Ya being one of the best. Keemun Hao Ya has a very thin, wiry and tightly twisted leaf that is black with grey hues. This brings a unique, slightly smoky flavor and aroma that reminds us of camping on the Oregon coast. A great self drinking tea, tasty neat or with milk and sugar.

Qimen County

Qimen County is located in western Huang Shan Shi Prefecture in southern Anhui Province of China, and is famous for making one of the world's best black teas—Keemun. The county is still very rural compared to other parts of China, so it's the perfect place to slow down, kick up your feet and drink some fantastic tea. Harvest times are in the Spring and Summer.