Many, many thanks to ashmanra for letting me try this tea, because I think it is one of the most delicious teas to ever cross my lips! I am feeling tragic that this is the end of my sample.

Smooth, sweet, chocolatey. Balanced…tangy, a little smoky and savory too. If I had to narrow it down to one word, it would be RICH. To my mind, this tea is the perfect example of why tea connoisseurs say an extremely high quality single origin tea is so head and shoulders above any flavored or blended tea. I like a nice flavored or blended tea just as much as the next person, but OH! This is something so special and delicious.

Truly, madly, deeply in lurve!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Infusin_Susan

Thanks for the great description. I always say there’s nothing like a rich, dark Keemun. Now I have another one to add to my Harney’s order wishlist!

SimplyJenW

I agree on all counts. It is probably the most expensive one I have, but so worth it. Now, I may have to start a Keemun Mao Feng collection……

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Infusin_Susan

Thanks for the great description. I always say there’s nothing like a rich, dark Keemun. Now I have another one to add to my Harney’s order wishlist!

SimplyJenW

I agree on all counts. It is probably the most expensive one I have, but so worth it. Now, I may have to start a Keemun Mao Feng collection……

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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