Currently sipping on this tea – thank you Ost for sending me a sampling of it.
This is not my favorite Keemun that I’ve ever encountered, but, it’s a pleasant one. The leathery notes are stronger than I’m used to from a Keemun, I’m used to a rounder flavor. There are some notes of smoke that mingle in an interesting way with the leather notes. As I eluded to a couple of sentences ago, I look for a more well-rounded flavor in a Keemun and this one seems a little thin. It seems like it’s all leather up front to disguise the fact that it doesn’t really have that satisfying, nicely balanced flavor.
It’s OK, but not my favorite Keemun nor is it my favorite that I’ve tasted from this company thus far.