Keemun is my absolute favorite tea for breakfast. Once upon a time long ago, if you asked for breakfast tea, Keemun was what you were given. These days, even specifically ordering English Breakfast can result in many different types of tea being delivered to you, with Assam or Kenyan tea being the most likely to show up at your table. There are many, many kinds!
But Keemun is gentler on my stomach and still has that “start the day” vibe. Although I rarely add anything to my tea, Keemun can take additions of milk and/or sugar and still shine. The taste is so great as is that I don’t want to dampen it.
This particular Keemun is the middle grade offered by AprTea Mall. I reserve the highest grades for afternoon tea or for drinking by themselves, and I don’t enjoy lower grade Keemun teas nearly as much, but I find a mid-grade to be just what I am looking for in a breakfast tea or to pair with a meal.
The leaves are very dark, long, and lightly twisted. These are whole leaves and not broken bits. The dry leaf aroma is fruity, and the wet leaf aroma is fruity and bright.
It has just enough heft and just enough cocoa or malt flavor to be paired with waffles and syrup and clear the palate without the pucker factor of most breakfast teas. This particular Keemun also has that hint of fruit that earns some of these the designation of a “winey” Keemun, although it is just a hint here and not terribly pronounced.
Overall, I deem this to be a good, serviceable Keemun that I can enjoy as a daily drinker.
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Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: AprTea Mall
Keemun Mao Feng (祁门毛峰): Keemun Mao Feng is a kind of Keemun Black Tea,has a more refined production process.using one bud and one leaf for full fermentation. the shape is cord tight knot small as eyebrow, the luster is Ukraine; tea aroma lasting fragrance, like fruit orchid fragrance, the aroma has this special name “Qimen fragrant” in the international tea market; tea soup color and leaf color is red and bright, the taste is fresh and thick, and even drink with milk and the sweet sugar, the aroma is not only reduced, but more fragrant.
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I will be the first to admit it. I am intimidated by Puerh teas. But each and every time I have one, I love it. Not sure why I have this apprehension but I’m hoping this is the year I tear that wall down.
This particular puerh was a different bird all together from what I’ve had in the past. Instead of being tea leaves or a cake, the tea looked to be broken pieces of a cake. The smell of the tea instantly reminds me of sushi and my mouth starts to water. To really get all my senses involved with this tea, I went ahead and used my Wall Infuser Mug, scooped some tea into the mug and added some freshly prepped water. Probably not the proper way to enjoy this tea, but I wanted to prepare the tea in a more familiar way this first go.
After a few moments, I couldn’t resist the alluring tea anymore and had to take a sip. This tea. This tea is really good. And that is coming from someone that isn’t all that knowledgeable in the matters of darker teas. The first steeping really delivered this thicker sort of sweet liquid that I eagerly took down. Really delicious and not at all like the puerhs I’ve had in the past. The smell was similiar but that the taste. Gotta love a tea that smells like sushi but has a sweeter stonefruit taste.
The second steeping and additional steepings resulted in the same style of flavor. A sweetness with a thicker feel. Such a complete pleasure and such a wonderful tea to drink. I actually drank this tea for hours and just never felt that the leaves were fully exhausted of their flavor. Being the first rice scent puerh I’ve had, I’m hoping I can mimic this result with other varieties later on and even later this week with the remaining puerh I have.
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Leaf Type: Puerh
Where to Buy: AprTea Mall
Tea Fossil: the soul of Pu’er tea, Ten years of pure dry storage, named as [broken silver], the aroma is very full, fast and lasting Gan Gan, long-lasting high foam resistance, can bubble more than 40 times, especially the taste: the entrance of thick rice soup incense. Can be described as the essence of tea!