4.5 tsp for 750mL water @95C, steeped 4 minutes 30 seconds — Breville, basket cycle on.

The last of my precious Keemun Hao Ya.

RED liquor. Toasty, biscuity notes. Distant smoke in the nose. Some wineyness. A bit of oak. All the usual Keemun Hao Ya gorgeousness. Such a beautiful black tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.



Writer and tea fiend. Author of DELUDED YOUR SAILORS, SKY WAVES, DOUBLE-BLIND, and THE SHADOW SIDE OF GRACE. New novel next spring called THIS MARLOWE.

I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Floral oolong and complex black teas are my favourites.


St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer