I didn’t know just how much I would enjoy Chinese black teas, especially Keemuns. I’ll be sad to see this sample go, but excited to try out different Keemuns!
As the description implies, the word “rustic” is fitting. As ambiguous as the term may seem at first in regards to describing a tea, I think it’s perfect. When I think of the word, I think of some pastoral, laborious scene in the midst of a summer heat. That’s exactly what drinking this tea reminds me of. It’s as if I am imbibing some long bygone days of another century.
Slightly chocolaty, not the least bit smokey like some Keemuns, this would make a perfect dessert tea or even, like my favorite application, the perfect breakfast tea.