Tea of the morning……
I cheated. This was supposed to be Day 2 of my Tea Advent, but I needed to try it sooner. It had been lost in my sample stash until yesterday, and I really had been wanting to taste it weeks ago. In fact, I had already put another sample in my Upton shopping cart not remembering if I had actually bought it. Well, I am updating that sample in the virtual cart to a full size.
This tea is a lovely Keemun. I love that it is organic, but I would still drink it anyway. Also, the price is great at under $6 for 125g. The taste…..all a good basic Keemun should be, plus more. Slightly smokey, cocoa noted, and satisfying, but missing one component of the cheap stuff that kept bugging me. It was kind of an earthy flavor, now that I think of it….kind of like rich, humus soil would taste. Yep (I am from farm country IL). This one does not have that earthiness that I really did not like in the other. I do find this one slightly richer than Harney English Breakfast and more near the Fortum & Mason Keemun. However, the leaves are much thinner and probably slightly more broken than either of the two. The fineness of the leaves is kind of reminiscent of Upton’s Keemun Mao Feng-ZK98.
Steeped by the usual method.