Keemun Black Tea from Teasenz

keemun_black_teaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Teasenz

Tea Description:

RICH, SMOOTH FLAVOR with SMOKY AROMA: perhaps the most famous black tea of all, the Keemun is synonymous with black tea. The small and neat dried leaves brew beautifully amber red tea liquor with a mellow and smooth flavor.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I really enjoy a good Keemun.  I love the rich, silky flavor with notes of smoke.  However, the first time I brewed this Keemun Black Tea from Teasenz, I found myself a wee bit disappointed because it was a bit too mild for my taste.  I like the fullness of flavor that I usually experience from a Keemun and I wasn’t getting that with my first cup.

Oh, that first cup was tasty.  It had a wine-like quality with notes of fruit that mingled with the wisps of smoke.  It was pleasant.  But it just … wasn’t what I was expecting from a Keemun tea.

So, I brewed another cup, thinking that perhaps I didn’t use enough leaf in my teapot.  And I believe that must have been the case, because this second pot of tea is fabulous!  It is smooth and full-flavored.  Sweet with notes of caramel and hints of smoke.  Hints of cocoa play on the palate.  THIS is what I want when I want a Keemun tea!

And now that I sit and consider this tea … I realize what an exceptional tea it really is.  This tea is ideal for someone who enjoys a mellower cup of tea – something flavorful and refreshing … and it is also ideal for someone who is looking for a slightly more robust cuppa.  Just use a little less leaf if you want a wine-like, fruit and smoky cup, and a little more leaf if you want that rich impact.  This tea delivers!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

2 thoughts on “Keemun Black Tea from Teasenz

  1. Sometimes I have reactions like this…something isn’t quite right, and I realize that I just haven’t figured out how to brew the tea.

    Keemun is definitely one of my favorite types of tea, and as I sample more examples of it, I continue to be surprised at how diverse it can be.

  2. Maybe the most famous black tea of all is the Keemun black tea. Its small leaves brew beautifully amber-red liquor with brisk, fruity & light caramel taste mixed with light orchid taste

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