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drank Keemun Hao Ya B by TeaSource
115 tasting notes

Enjoying this wonderful Keemun with a piece of dark Belgium chocolate (72% cocoa) from Trader Joe’s. What a combination. If you like Keemun teas and haven’t tried this tea from TeaSource yet, you owe it to yourself to get some.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
EvaPeva

I agree. . . this is a great one from Tea Source!

Teaman

Ah, another TeaSource customer! Yeaaa! How did a New Yorker find them given they are in MN? I don’t recall exactly how I found them but likely when I was frantically trying to locate some quality Keemun Hao Ya “A” online a few years back when there seemed to be a shortage and I couldn’t find a quality source anywhere. I talked to the owner by phone a few times and found he selects his teas pretty carefully and doesn’t just order up from some distributor but deals with the suppliers directly and I believe travels to sample their teas. I like that in a supplier and found Bill’s selection of China and Indian teas to be usually pretty good.

EvaPeva

I must admit. . I have my secret tea sources, but we happen to have some here in our office as they were shipped here! Yes, I happen to know the owner as well. . .and he is BEYOND knowledgeable of teas. . .one of the best in the industry!

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EvaPeva

I agree. . . this is a great one from Tea Source!

Teaman

Ah, another TeaSource customer! Yeaaa! How did a New Yorker find them given they are in MN? I don’t recall exactly how I found them but likely when I was frantically trying to locate some quality Keemun Hao Ya “A” online a few years back when there seemed to be a shortage and I couldn’t find a quality source anywhere. I talked to the owner by phone a few times and found he selects his teas pretty carefully and doesn’t just order up from some distributor but deals with the suppliers directly and I believe travels to sample their teas. I like that in a supplier and found Bill’s selection of China and Indian teas to be usually pretty good.

EvaPeva

I must admit. . I have my secret tea sources, but we happen to have some here in our office as they were shipped here! Yes, I happen to know the owner as well. . .and he is BEYOND knowledgeable of teas. . .one of the best in the industry!

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I love loose leaf tea! While I gravitate towards black teas, I’m getting more into oolongs, greens and whites. I’m always looking for great fresh new teas to try. This tends to lead to the problem of ordering more even though I already have way too much.

My collection of tea has kind of gotten out of hand. After taking over several kitchen cupboards, it has spilled into the back hallway now with containers of tea stacked up there. I think I need more hours in the day to drink it all.

I’m also a vegetarian who loves dark chocolate, photography, travel, computers, web programming, technology and cats.

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