Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Teasenz
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.
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!
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