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This is going to sound weird, but I’m having trouble being excited by this tea. It is a really good quality tea – smoky, smooth, great flavor. In fact, it is the only Keemun that hubby has actually said he likes and that’s HUGE.

But I’ve had really good Keemun before. Adagio’s Keemun Rhapsody is my favorite and I think quality-wise the two are very comparable. So having this is just “Mmm, good Keemun”. No angels sing, no epiphanies occur. Just the acknowledgment that yes, this IS damned fine tea.

Part of the reason, too, could be that TS sorta knocked my socks off. Like, a lot. But then, my experience with Assam is very limited and Thomas Sampson was a huge quality jump compared to what I have had before. And I just didn’t get that jump with Jackee but I admit, I was kind of hoping for it even though I acknowledge the expectation was unreasonable.

But the lack of quality jump is not Jackee’s fault. If I hadn’t had Adagio’s Keemun and had just stuck to the ones I’d had from SpecialTea’s and Rishi, I think this one would have knocked my socks of in comparison. As it is, it’s just now competing with Adagio to find out which Keemun reigns supreme. (This needs to be said in a Chairman Kaga voice… Was there ever an Iron Chef tea battle?)

Randomly, am I late to the party in seeing the jac’KEE MUN’tz and thom’AS SAM’pson bit? That’s so neat but I feel like I’m probably the dorky child that takes 20 minutes to get the punchline.

Angrboda

A-HAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I’ve been wondering why the teas had such strangely non-descriptive names. It’s all clear now. Thanks!

Carolyn

Definitely not the last to get the joke. I didn’t get it until you explained it. So, I think that I am the dorky one that never gets the joke. But we all knew that. :)

gmathis

OHHHH! I get it!

Hyrulehippie

Wow, that’s extremely awesome.

Jillian

If there isn’t an Iron Chef tea battle then there should be! XD

Auggy

Yay! I’m not late to the party!

takgoti

Hah, the only reason I knew about that was because someone outed it on twitter. If memory serves I may have facepalmed. Genius.

Jason

OMG, those guys rule with their puns!

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Angrboda

A-HAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I’ve been wondering why the teas had such strangely non-descriptive names. It’s all clear now. Thanks!

Carolyn

Definitely not the last to get the joke. I didn’t get it until you explained it. So, I think that I am the dorky one that never gets the joke. But we all knew that. :)

gmathis

OHHHH! I get it!

Hyrulehippie

Wow, that’s extremely awesome.

Jillian

If there isn’t an Iron Chef tea battle then there should be! XD

Auggy

Yay! I’m not late to the party!

takgoti

Hah, the only reason I knew about that was because someone outed it on twitter. If memory serves I may have facepalmed. Genius.

Jason

OMG, those guys rule with their puns!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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