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Keemun Black Tea from Teasenz

November8

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!

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“Keemun Black Tea from Teasenz”

  1. Profile photo of cazort November 12th, 2013 at 11:46 am       cazort Says:

    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.


Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!