Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Vicony Teas
Outstanding and rare highest keemun standard available with sweet biscuity fragrance and exquisitely mild but complex aroma with a hint of smokiness. It is said you can compare Keemun Hao Ya A to a fine burgundy wine because of it’s superb bouquet. The premium tea ages well and improves over time.
This is a stellar Keemun. It is robust yet mild, making it a lovely breakfast tea for the weekend, or a nice early afternoon pick-me-up.
The sip starts off strong and then tapers off and mellows out a bit, allowing the taster to enjoy the complexity of the tea. I love the smoky tone to this tea because it isn’t too overwhelming. The smoke wafts over the palate throughout the sip, never coming on too strong. There is a burnt-sugar sweetness that remains throughout the sip. About mid-sip, a hint of bitterness cuts through the sweetness just a bit to keep the flavors from becoming too cloying. A very nice biscuity quality. An excellent tea to enjoy with biscotti!
The sip finishes with a wine-like quality to it that is lightly astringent and pleasantly fruity. The aftertaste is sweet yet tart, like the flavor of currants. This is not as bitter, dry or as astringent as some Keemun teas I’ve tasted. It is remarkably smooth and delicious.
A very good Keemun for those who enjoy them!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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