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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “This tea is a tea revelation. If you read my notes, you probably think I have tea revelations on an hourly basis. At the rate I'm going, they happen no more than weekly. This Keemun is a...” Read full tasting note
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From Ku Cha House of Tea

Keemun HO YA

Keemun HO YA is the first grade of Keemun black tea, from China. This high quality leaf is rich in flavor and holds up well with milk and sugar or without. Ho Ya, or “Monkey’s Pick”, is used to describe the very young and slim tea sprouts. Truly a delicious tea!

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This tea is a tea revelation. If you read my notes, you probably think I have tea revelations on an hourly basis. At the rate I’m going, they happen no more than weekly.

This Keemun is a deeply rewarding tea. It has many moods, nuances, and overtones. It’s very rich and one does not need to seek out subtlety or wonder “could that really be a fleeing taste of chestnut?” or “is this deeply walked-in shoe leather a figment of my imagination?”

Ku Cha, which provides very speedy delivery and excellent service, has a real winner here. The full-bodied tea makes me want to stand up straight, starch my collars, and salute. The aroma and taste is a bit playful yet staunch at the same time: some very light smoke, some fruity grape (or is that wine?) some cocoa, some floral. This is a tea with a lot of character and depth. I know that Keemuns are not particularly old teas, but this one seems to have travelled ancient paths and seen many sights and made many sage observations.

I made a large mug and figure that it probably costs about $1.00 TOPS. Possibly more like 75 cents. It’s a little more costly than the average tea, but the extra price is worth it. I could most certainly buy this again.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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