Keemun Mao Feng Superior (ZK67)

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Black Tea
Ingredients
Chinese Keemun Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “Tea of the morning..... This one is very good, but it is on its way out of my cupboard. I have quantities of other great black teas, and this one is down to about an ounce. In doing the math, it...” Read full tasting note
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    SimplyJenW 974 tasting notes
  • “The dry leaves have rich aroma; they are longer and more curly than previous Keemuns I have tasted. Less nose than I expected, which was a bit disappointing, but the flavor is very big, with...” Read full tasting note
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    Dr Jim 114 tasting notes
  • “I kept a tsp of this back from the Educational TTB2 and am finally getting around to trying it. The only other Keemun I can remember trying is Teavivre's Organic Superfine Fragrant Keemun. This...” Read full tasting note
    mj1851 268 tasting notes
  • “*MzPriss' Unflavored Tea Box - Tea #7* Another nice keemun! Again, not really smoky... I could swear keemun is supposed to be a little smoky but it seems none of them are. I love the scent of dry...” Read full tasting note
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    Tea Sipper 1381 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

This is a new production of this fine Congou from An Hui province. The deep-black leaves produce a liquor with medium body and complex, rich flavor with a hint of nutmeg. The finish is clean, with a smooth sweetness. New lot with bolder leaf.
Origin:
China

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6 Tasting Notes

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974 tasting notes

Tea of the morning…..

This one is very good, but it is on its way out of my cupboard. I have quantities of other great black teas, and this one is down to about an ounce. In doing the math, it is about $3.85 per ounce currently. That makes it just a little more than my favorite KMF.

This one is not smokey, though. For those of you who like a black tea low in smoke, this is for you. For me, though, I think I like the complexity that the slight smoke adds. I know there will be another time when I explore the black teas at Upton, but I have to drink some of my 2 or so years worth of black tea in the recesses of my stash first!

Usual teapot method.

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The dry leaves have rich aroma; they are longer and more curly than previous Keemuns I have tasted. Less nose than I expected, which was a bit disappointing, but the flavor is very big, with chocolate overtones and lots of complexity. Very smooth and well-integrated. The taste flows smoothly into the long, slightly tannic finish. I really liked this tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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268 tasting notes

I kept a tsp of this back from the Educational TTB2 and am finally getting around to trying it. The only other Keemun I can remember trying is Teavivre’s Organic Superfine Fragrant Keemun. This is waaay different, and I have to say that I prefer the Teavivre one. I’m not getting any of the chocolate notes I got with that one, although the earthiness is comparable. I am, however, getting full on mushroom from this tea. I’ve never had a tea with mushroom notes, but I actually kinda like it. Also, thankfully the smoke beast is absent.
Disclaimer about this note: This tea may have been brewed weird. I don’t know the temperature of the water because when I went to make it, I discovered that my kettle that I keep at work was gone. Not cool. I kept it in the common area for everyone to use and now it’s missing. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. Anyway, so the water temp may have been off so I won’t rate it.

Tealizzy

Wow, definitely not cool. I hope someone returns it soon!

Nxtdoor

Shitty human behaviour!

Cheri

I’d leave a note where the kettle was and ask for its immediate return, no questions asked. That usually gets things replaced at my office quickly.

mj

So, I found the kettle like this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLDTxpzm4N2a2VzYlRra2t0WFY5YkN4dnRfcjdvTExRM25j/edit?usp=sharing
hidden way in the back of one of the cabinets (it has always just lived on the counter before).
The label is correct, it is broken :(
If whoever it was had just told me, I would have understood. Things happen! But hiding it is just kinda offensive.

boychik

I’m so sorry. I would hide the kettle from now on.

Cheri

:( I’m glad you found it, but I’m really sorry that it’s broken. I agree with boychik – if you get a new kettle, hide it.

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MzPriss’ Unflavored Tea Box – Tea #7
Another nice keemun! Again, not really smoky… I could swear keemun is supposed to be a little smoky but it seems none of them are. I love the scent of dry keemun leaves. The flavor is on a mid level – tangy again. It seems only keemun have this tangy flavor I’m talking about. I wish I could describe it better. It was almost like the Andrews & Dunham Spring Keemun I had a few days ago. I also had this tea a couple days ago, which is why my note is more terrible than usual. Whoops. Not a bad two steeps (the second cup was similar) but I’d prefer my keemun darker.

MzPriss

I’m still looking for my perfect keemun.

TeaTiff

I have seen both of you sampling Keenums. What are your favorites? The Pine Peak for WP just peaked my curiosity enough to start exploring. (as if I need another type of tea to explore).

MzPriss

I’m afraid to even try that one. I already have a WP problem

MzPriss

I wanted to love that A&D one and I just didn’t. I tried.

Tea Sipper

I feel like I haven’t tried my perfect keemun yet (though I’ve heard great things about the WP keemun and that one would probably be it). Butiki once had a couple nice ones which I don’t think they have any more (which might be why I can’t find my favorite keemun now – Butiki’s high standards). I suggest trying the four from Teavivre and finding which one you like more. I just bought some of the Grade 1 and actually had some today… I think the Grade 1 is my favorite at the moment. Also, Zentealife.com’s China Keemun is good and I think they have a new one. I’m probably forgetting some!

TeaTiff

TeaSipper/MzPriss If you guys need a sample of WP let me know I can pass a cup or two along. Teas from Zen Tea are stacking up on my wish list so I might have to order a sample of theirs soon, same with Teavivre. I don’t remember seeing anything on Butiki’s sight but I will have to take a closer look. Thanks TeaSipper.

MzPriss

Thanks Tiff. I may have done a small little WP order last night and included the PPK in it :)

Angrboda

Not all Keemuns are smoky, and they’re not smoky to everybody. It’s a naturally occuring note, so it’s quite subjective. To me it’s sometimes smoky but also sometimes floral. I believe that this is actually the very same note that just comes across differently to me. I’ve found that for me higher grade Keemuns are usually more on the floral end of the spectrum, while lower grade Keemuns are more on the smoky end. I tend to prefer the lower grades. :)

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This is one of my 3 favorites when having Chinese food at home , its also good for just a cuppa tea in the afternoon rest break

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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