Imperial Keemun

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Chocolate, Earth, Lychee, Pine, Stonefruits, Wood
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by ZachMangan
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 366 ml

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The Burgundy of tea, Keemun is considered by many to be the finest black tea produced in China. Grown in the Huangshan mountain range, this black tea is soft and approachable while incredibly complex: a marriage of floral, fruity, smoky, and mineral flavors.
Anhui, China

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241 tasting notes

This looks like coffee when brewed, the liquor is a dark brown color. The scent is smoky chocolate and so is the flavor! This is really good. It has a tiny tiny hint of pine in the finish and gives a bit of tannin.
The smoke gives essences of wood burning but it’s subtle. There is cream in the scent but not in the flavor. As it cools, a sweetness is coming thru like a blackstrap molasses. Very interesting procession of flavors, I liked it!

From the Steepster Select box, February 2014

Flavors: Chocolate, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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142 tasting notes

I suddenly need a Nat Sherman.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Good one.

CelebriTEA

Nat Sherman is not a bad choice my friend, but I would prefer a Padron Landes or
a Montecristo Torpedo (the Cuban version might over power it a tad though)
The Padron would truly enhance the cacao IMHO ;-)

CelebriTEA

Londres…not Landes…I haven’t quite figured out how to correct my errors on this page…lol…

Flowery

Ha, thanks for the pairing ideas. Will have to investigate.

CelebriTEA

The Montecito is the most primo.
But, regardless of what you may read regarding the Padron not being
well put together, it burns well and has an excellent, consistent flavor
stick to stick. It is also quite an economical smoke. The last hand rolled
I had with a difficult draw was an H Upmann…FAR MORE expensive.
Very different cigars.

CelebriTEA

Uggh…I think my auto correct is changing my spellings :-(
Montecristo

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3046 tasting notes

This tea arrived yesterday in the Steepster Select box, conveniently in time to be part of my Qimen Quandery for today :)
I followed the steeping suggestions of 4 min. I’d say there was roughly 1.5 tsp in the packet.
The cup is rich, sweet, & earthy, with a light smokiness. It’s also somewhat bitter & kind of tart, like the peels of red grapes. As it cooled, the taste of Cacao nibs became more noticeable. That was the first steeping. I suspect it would be really wonderful with a little maple syrup added, but I already drank the whole cup, so obviously the bitter edge didn’t bother me too much. The re-steep is nice enough as well.

When I steep the 2nd serving, I’ll probably play around with the steep time a bit, maybe going for 3 minutes instead of 4.

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93 tasting notes

2/20/14 Steepster Select tea, prepared as per the packet instructions,
1 packet/10/212F/4min.

A very enjoyable tea, but again, one that I haven’t enough experience with to describe well. The first steep ran a touch bitter, so I brewed the second with 12oz water, and that smoothed it out nicely.
I like getting to try teas out of my normal range!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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