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Do you know that song, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2? I was singing it every time I had a cup of Keemun tea. I had a memory of what I wanted for breakfast, but I wasn’t finding it. Don’t get me wrong, I had some great Keemuns, but they were either so smooth and fine they were really for afternoon or they were so harsh and brassy I needed milk to tone them down.

But here it is, the very flavor profile I was looking for. I have had a hard time describing the tongue scraping feeling that some teas give. I don’t mean sour astringency, and I usually describe it as the way dry unsweetened cocoa powder would feel on your tongue. But when I saw the mention of “wood” in the company description, I thought of those little wooden spoons that used to come with the rare ice cream cup in the school cafeteria. That is the feeling I mean, the way that wooden spoon felt.

Keemun Grade 1 – I am so glad I found what I was looking for.

Preparation
7 g 22 OZ / 650 ML
K S

This is a good one. Have you had the Hao Ya from Teavivre? I remember liking it once I got over my initial shock – at the time I thought it was smoky.

looseTman

Congrats on your 1,800 tasting note! Way to go ashmanra!

Cathy Zheng

I kinda love the taste of wooden spoons

ashmanra

K S: I did try it, a long while back, and it is probably the tea I was remembering now that I look back at my notes. I like smokey tea! I only had a sample, though. I ordered the Superfine Aromatic from them and love it, but it is so very smooth that it doesn’t do breakfast for me. I drink it in the afternoons.

looseTman: I didn’t even realize! Thank you! I need to push for 2,000!

Cathy: My hubby feels the same way. He loved the taste of those wooden spoons!

looseTman

Premium Keemun Hao Ya “the very flavor profile I was looking for” for breakfast and Superfine for afternoons, sounds like a definite plan! I’ve been enjoying Premium Keemun Hao Ya for breakfast for about a year. My 1st TeaVivre order was 700 g of it. The 2nd anniversary sale was 1 kg! The 3rd anniversary sale was 500 g of it and 500 g of Golden Monkey.

ashmanra

looseTman: Those sound like lovely and exciting orders!

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K S

This is a good one. Have you had the Hao Ya from Teavivre? I remember liking it once I got over my initial shock – at the time I thought it was smoky.

looseTman

Congrats on your 1,800 tasting note! Way to go ashmanra!

Cathy Zheng

I kinda love the taste of wooden spoons

ashmanra

K S: I did try it, a long while back, and it is probably the tea I was remembering now that I look back at my notes. I like smokey tea! I only had a sample, though. I ordered the Superfine Aromatic from them and love it, but it is so very smooth that it doesn’t do breakfast for me. I drink it in the afternoons.

looseTman: I didn’t even realize! Thank you! I need to push for 2,000!

Cathy: My hubby feels the same way. He loved the taste of those wooden spoons!

looseTman

Premium Keemun Hao Ya “the very flavor profile I was looking for” for breakfast and Superfine for afternoons, sounds like a definite plan! I’ve been enjoying Premium Keemun Hao Ya for breakfast for about a year. My 1st TeaVivre order was 700 g of it. The 2nd anniversary sale was 1 kg! The 3rd anniversary sale was 500 g of it and 500 g of Golden Monkey.

ashmanra

looseTman: Those sound like lovely and exciting orders!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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