Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Strand Tea
Keemun Mao Feng Supreme from the mountain slopes of Anhui Provence is a great tasting whole leaf black tea. Typically Keemuns are breakfast teas, but the Mao Feng Supreme is a great ‘self drinker’ or stands milk well so can be taken any time of day. A beautiful twisted leaf yeilds a cup with little astringency and the classic toasty/winey notes of a good Keemun. We have 3 grades of Keemun and this is the middle grade. It is a well made tea and well worth the price.
I placed an order a while back with Strand Tea, and received this tea as a free sample with my order (Strand Tea also included a small package of cookies with my order!) I’m really glad that I got the opportunity to try this Keemun – it’s fantastic!
The flavor is robust. It is sweet and slightly smoky. Hints of black currant and I can even taste some cocoa notes in the distance. Just as the description above suggests, there is very little astringency to this cup, and it does finish slightly dry: a wine-like finish. The sweet, wine-like taste lingers in the aftertaste.
This tea has a very autumnal kind of feel for me, and perhaps it’s just the fact that it IS autumn that I say that. But the toasty, slightly smoky character of this tea is a very cozy kind of taste – evoking thoughts of warm, comfy blankets and roaring fires in the fireplace. This is the kind of tea you want to have around to warm you up on a chilly afternoon!
A fabulous Keemun – and it is VERY reasonably priced!
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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