Continuing to add my favorite tea’s, here is an exemplar Keemun Hao Ya A from The Tea Stop. I have not found a source more representative of what Hao Ya A should be than this… Delicate, full bloom of balanced flavor, the proper hint of smokiness. Mouthwatering perfection, and I don’t use that word lightly! I am almost hesitant to continue posting these, because part of me has the urge to keep my hard-won, favorite sources secret so they don’t sell out quicker, but what the heck, good tea must be shared…
Keemun Hao Ya A
This Keemun Hao-Ya is the “A” grade – the highest Keemun standard available. Our Keemun tea is grown in the Anhui Province, and is known as a “gonfu” or “congou” tea – which means that it is handmade with disciplined skill by tea artisans. The final product consists of beautiful thin tight strips of unbroken black leaves. A complex yet subtle aroma with notes of biscuit and smoke. This tea will age well if stored properly. A balanced taste with a lightly scented fruity and flowery flavor.