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I had meant to drink this plain but apparently my brain was still on autopilot this morning and I went ahead and dumped a bunch of milk into this tea. Blah, I hate mornings – at least it’s Saturday.

The tea has a mildly smokey flavour that I’ve found common to most Keemuns. This mellows out into a lightly sweet flavour the reminds me a bit of raw cocoa. I’m not sure where the person who described this tea was getting orchids from – there’s nothing flowery about this tea. I’ve had orchid oolongs before and they were about as different from this tea as you can get!

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gmathis

I’ve never been brave enough to try milk in a Keemun—I would think it would mess with the nice grainy barn-y flavor.

Jillian

I’ve never heard of Keemun described that – usually I find them to be lightly smokey. Yunnans and some pu-erhs on the other hand, those are the ones I’d liken to malted grain. In any event it wasn’t hideous with milk or anything – I’ll have to try it without soon though.

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gmathis

I’ve never been brave enough to try milk in a Keemun—I would think it would mess with the nice grainy barn-y flavor.

Jillian

I’ve never heard of Keemun described that – usually I find them to be lightly smokey. Yunnans and some pu-erhs on the other hand, those are the ones I’d liken to malted grain. In any event it wasn’t hideous with milk or anything – I’ll have to try it without soon though.

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