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drank Keemun Concerto by Adagio Teas
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As I was digging through the ever so organized tea drawer this morning looking for ceylon, I found this instead. I was excited because I didn’t realize there was a keemun in there (my boyfriend had ordered it), so I definitely decided to have this tea instead of the ceylon, eagerly awaiting the keemun goodness I’ve come to love.

Well… I was a bit disappointed. It smelled very smokey and slightly woodsy. As I took a sip I was less excited. The powerful scent just doesn’t live up to the taste. It’s very flat tasting and watery thin. There isn’t much body to this tea and it has this odd tangy after taste to it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

Keemun/Quimen teas are tricky and I find seasonal harvests are radically different from year to year based on rain fall…..highest grades are Hao Ya A and Hao Ya B and anytime some tea company obscures the origin, tea estate, or grade it means its usually a blend or a mix to dilute poor season or costs….sorry it didnt jam ya up

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Kashyap

Keemun/Quimen teas are tricky and I find seasonal harvests are radically different from year to year based on rain fall…..highest grades are Hao Ya A and Hao Ya B and anytime some tea company obscures the origin, tea estate, or grade it means its usually a blend or a mix to dilute poor season or costs….sorry it didnt jam ya up

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I’m currently attending college. I’m just about done with my undergraduate study in art history. In my free time I love playing piano (Chopin!) and composing music. I also enjoy writing poetry. Really, I just love the Romantic period in art (with the exception of the visual arts- go figure) and continually draw my inspiration from that era.

I’m very interested in nutrition and using herbs to heal. Herbs also taste great, so that’s just another bonus! Before I got into tea, I got into herbs first. I think I’m pretty weird in this regard. I can’t imagine many people would find drinking a decoction made from tree bark to be very tasty… and yet I do. Purely for taste, I love peppermint and ginger more than any other herb. I could, and do, drink those almost daily. I also love rooibos and honeybush.

I have a penchant for Indian & Chinese black teas and Japanese greens, but I’ll try anything once. I’m trying to get into other types of tea as well. I prefer to drink my teas plain, but I’ll very seldom add honey to some herbs (ginger).

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