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drank Keemun Hao Ya by jing tea shop
2536 tasting notes

Tea: 4/4 of the red tea sampler set
I’m really not such a huge fan of keemun, but this isn’t bad at all.

I broke my glass teapot last night, what a bummer. As much as I love glass teaware I have to admit it isn’t very practical. I guess I have an excuse to get one of those “For Life” teapots I’ve been eyeing.

After two minutes, this steeps up to be a nice reddish-brown. It isn’t smoky at all. I’m getting some nice chocolate notes with a gentle sort of pungency that reminds me slightly of red wine. This is quite a bit softer and milder than other keemuns I have tried, and tastes very clean to me.

I’m pretty impressed with jing tea shop so far, everything I’ve tried has been delightful. I would probably rate this higher if I were a true keemun lover.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Pissed off! Hate breaking things! Usually I break my toes while carrying a tea tray and kick the coffee table…broke all the toes on both feet so far! Poor you…we love our pots!

TeaBrat

Thanks. I am tempted to get another glass teapot, still I only had that one for 2 months before I broke it.

Scott B

Sorry to hear about that-Teavana strikes again!
If you like to look at your tea, you could just have glass tea cups and not worry about a glass teapot. I have a couple nice cups, but my main glass cup is a simple glass coffee cup from BB&B that only costs about $3.

TeaBrat

@ScottB – I did buy some glass irish coffee mugs that are pretty durable. I do love looking at the tea while it’s brewing.

CHAroma

Aww, poo! :(

ScottTeaMan

OHHH!! as that the 24 oz glass one from Teavana?? My glass press is smaller than this but the design looks the same:

http://www.bonjourproducts.com/53336.html

While it is not my “dream” glass tea vessel-it was/is a gift, and the metal edge has saved the carafe from breaking many times knocking on pre fab wooden desk!

TeaBrat

Scott, no not the Teavana thing, this was an actual glass teapot I bought in Chinatown.

ScottTeaMan

You did just buy that…….I think you blogged about it.

Missy

D’oh! I haven’t broke a teapot yet, but someone broke a cute little glass cup I had. Sadface.

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Bonnie

Pissed off! Hate breaking things! Usually I break my toes while carrying a tea tray and kick the coffee table…broke all the toes on both feet so far! Poor you…we love our pots!

TeaBrat

Thanks. I am tempted to get another glass teapot, still I only had that one for 2 months before I broke it.

Scott B

Sorry to hear about that-Teavana strikes again!
If you like to look at your tea, you could just have glass tea cups and not worry about a glass teapot. I have a couple nice cups, but my main glass cup is a simple glass coffee cup from BB&B that only costs about $3.

TeaBrat

@ScottB – I did buy some glass irish coffee mugs that are pretty durable. I do love looking at the tea while it’s brewing.

CHAroma

Aww, poo! :(

ScottTeaMan

OHHH!! as that the 24 oz glass one from Teavana?? My glass press is smaller than this but the design looks the same:

http://www.bonjourproducts.com/53336.html

While it is not my “dream” glass tea vessel-it was/is a gift, and the metal edge has saved the carafe from breaking many times knocking on pre fab wooden desk!

TeaBrat

Scott, no not the Teavana thing, this was an actual glass teapot I bought in Chinatown.

ScottTeaMan

You did just buy that…….I think you blogged about it.

Missy

D’oh! I haven’t broke a teapot yet, but someone broke a cute little glass cup I had. Sadface.

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

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