The name Keemun comes from Qimen County in the southern Anhui province of China. Almost all the mountains are covered with tea bushes, although Qimen County produced green tea just 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 shops 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. In fact, it is reported that the Queen of England counts upon Imperial Keemun Mao Feng as one of her teas of choice.