70

1 heaping tsp for 8 oz

I am going to be sampling a few different Keemuns over the next few days. In my last tea phase, I drank Keemun almost daily. It was my favorite breakfast tea.

This Keemun is much smoother and lighter than the Keemuns I remember. It will be interesting to try others I have from Adagio, Harney, etc. This one doesn’t really scream Keemun to me. It is a very pleasant, smooth black tea but doesn’t have too much personality as far as I’m concerned. The Bailin Gongfu had a thick maltiness going for it, and this is just lighter all around. I’ll try a longer steep maybe next time though I do want to avoid any bitterness or astringency.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
looseTman

Have you seen this reply?
http://www.teavivre.com/keemun-fragrant-black-tea/
“Organic Superfine Fragrant is the highest grade Keemun on our site. Premiun Hao Ya is also high quality tea. The tea leaves of Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant is more complete than Hao Ya. Both of our Keemun teas taste smooth, fruity and floral flavor. And our Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant has a special roasted sweet potatoes taste.”
Did you taste the roasted sweet potato flavor?

looseTman

Of the organic teas you’ve tasted, which one did you enjoy the most?

Rachel J

Can’t say I tasted sweet potato, but I really think my palate is very unsophisticated! Also, I think is the only organic I’ve tried so far!

Rachel J

Thanks for that quote from the site, BTW!

looseTman

Have you tried http://steepster.com/teas/teavivre/21803-premium-keemun-hao-ya-black-tea?
– See especially the tasting notes from SimplyJenW (3 tasting notes – compares all Teavivre Keemuns)
See also:
http://steepster.com/ashmanra/posts/99752#
http://steepster.com/LiberTEAS/posts/91140#

Rachel J

Thanks! Haven’t tried any others yet!

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looseTman

Have you seen this reply?
http://www.teavivre.com/keemun-fragrant-black-tea/
“Organic Superfine Fragrant is the highest grade Keemun on our site. Premiun Hao Ya is also high quality tea. The tea leaves of Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant is more complete than Hao Ya. Both of our Keemun teas taste smooth, fruity and floral flavor. And our Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant has a special roasted sweet potatoes taste.”
Did you taste the roasted sweet potato flavor?

looseTman

Of the organic teas you’ve tasted, which one did you enjoy the most?

Rachel J

Can’t say I tasted sweet potato, but I really think my palate is very unsophisticated! Also, I think is the only organic I’ve tried so far!

Rachel J

Thanks for that quote from the site, BTW!

looseTman

Have you tried http://steepster.com/teas/teavivre/21803-premium-keemun-hao-ya-black-tea?
– See especially the tasting notes from SimplyJenW (3 tasting notes – compares all Teavivre Keemuns)
See also:
http://steepster.com/ashmanra/posts/99752#
http://steepster.com/LiberTEAS/posts/91140#

Rachel J

Thanks! Haven’t tried any others yet!

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