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I was surprised, when I opened this up, to be greeted by a nice, smoky aroma. Smokiness is not really something I associate with Keemun, but I’m not complaining. I love smoky teas.

The flavor is more what I was expecting: Lovely and silky smooth. The hint of smoke that came with it just served to bring out the other flavors.

With very few exceptions, I think of black teas as morning teas, delicious but too strong to drink later in the day. This is one of the exceptions; it was nice to wake up to, but I think I preferred the second pot I’ve been sipping all afternoon. It’s too nice and mellow to be relegated to the morning.

(Sample provided gratis by TeaVivre for review.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
The Purrfect Cup

I can’t say that I’ve ever had a Keemun before. But this one sounds really great!

PeppermintPlant

It’s pretty good!

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The Purrfect Cup

I can’t say that I’ve ever had a Keemun before. But this one sounds really great!

PeppermintPlant

It’s pretty good!

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I love tea! I still don’t know very much about it, though; I know what I like and what I don’t, and that’s about it.

Aside from tea (and food), I enjoy crafty stuff, writing, reading and playing with my cats.

About my ratings: I need to go through and redo them, because really I just sort of use that slider as a ranking system and the numbers for a lot of the teas I’ve done notes for don’t accurately reflect how I actually feel about them. :/

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