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Organic Keemun Hao Ya A Black Tea

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$31.50 USD
138 servings, 23¢ per serving
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50 servings, 30¢ per serving
$4.00 USD
8 servings

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Every step in the manufacture of our organic Keemun Hao Ya Black Tea is meticulously overseen - from the careful selection of the small, delicate organic loose leaf tea leaves, to the rolling and shaping, through the final oxidation and drying. The exquisitely-rolled organic Chinese tea leaves offer a deep, rich and smooth black tea experience, with a beautifully-lingering aftertaste and slight smokiness. The first taste makes it clear why keemun organic black tea is considered the "The Burgundy of Teas."

This organic tea is our premium grade Keemun. For those looking for a standard grade Keemun, please try our Organic and Fair Trade Certified Keemun Black Tea.

Ingredients: organic Chinese black tea


Serving Size: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water

Staff Perspectives


Aubrey Says: This tea has a distinct meatiness that sets it apart from our regular Keemun.

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  1. Kwality Keemum

    Posted by Joseph Paulson on 19th Jul 2012

    The dry leaf is almost black. Very appealing. And the scent of the dry leaf is that of antique chinese laquer boxes. Brewed this tea is also dark and the scent transports the drinker. An enjoyable Keemum. But you should expect more from a Hao Ya A.

  2. great stuff

    Posted by DrinkEveryDay on 29th Feb 2012

    Excellent if you want a super chinese ('restaurant') tea. Smaller leaves but more flavor, less tea is required to make a very good cup. Takes a while to get used to the special flavor but is worth it. No bitterness. My chinese friend at works likes it a lot but says Arbor Teas should put the chinese characters with the chinese tea: 祁门红茶

  3. Why didn't I order a 4 oz package of this instead of golden yunnan?

    Posted by Lindsay on 17th Sep 2010

    Next time I will. I had ordered a sample and really enjoyed it but when I made my next order I bought the golden yunnan based on the reviews. That was stupid. I've brewed the yunnan changing time and temp but it's too dry for me and I find it pretty bland (it reminds me of Lipton)...at least compared to this. This is sweet and has a very romantic flavor and color.


We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.


Quantity of tea: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water


Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)


Steeping time: 3-5 minutes

Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

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