drank Hong Mao Feng by TeaSource
80 tasting notes

I really didn’t know what to expect from this Keemun variety, and I have to say I was surprised by the cup I had. I was thinking more of a typical smoky Keemun character, and instead it turned out more like a first flush Darjeeling. It has a very slight astringency and it brews up markedly pale. A bit of apricot comes through and some other fruitiness I can’t quite put my finger on. Definitely a good and interesting cup!

Apparently some people like to steep this with a bit less leaf for something like 7 minutes to get a different character from the tea. I think I might try this next time.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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