Keemun hong cha

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “GCTTB V2 This is my first pick from the second GCTTB, though there are definitely many goodies in the box that look quite exciting. While I would have loved to have a Gong Fu session with this i...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Last one I snuck from the GCTTB5.2. Assam if my favorite tea, but keemun is a close second. This one smells smokey but it does not taste that smokey. There is a briskness to this tea. Even though...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Alright… the first of two blitz weekends to get the house in order. Gotta clean out the closets, go through all my clothes, books, cd’s, games etc and pare down the house. Hoping to have 3 piles...” Read full tasting note
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Black tea at its finest! This famous hong cha from Qi Men county, Anhui is layered with hints of cocoa, orchids and smoke that will transport you to a tranquil, happy place.

Region: Anhui, China | Elevation: 500m
Serving: 3g | Temp: 95C | Steep time: 3min

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GCTTB V2

This is my first pick from the second GCTTB, though there are definitely many goodies in the box that look quite exciting. While I would have loved to have a Gong Fu session with this i didn’t want to use the whole sample so I’m settling for a smaller Western styled mug.

First impression was that this was a little choppy tasting with some initial smoke flavour on the top of the sip and then more of a raisin/malt sort of body. It was a little drying, so I left the mug for a while and came back to it when it was lukewarm. It was a lot smoother at this temperature with a mix of mild smoke, raisin/stonefruit, and malt notes and a finish that reminded me a little of rye.

Keemun is a tea which is definitely growing on my slowly, and this wasn’t a bad one but I definitely don’t think it’s the best or highest quality I’ve tasted either. I probably wouldn’t drink this specific one again but I’m happy to have tried it.

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Last one I snuck from the GCTTB5.2.

Assam if my favorite tea, but keemun is a close second.

This one smells smokey but it does not taste that smokey. There is a briskness to this tea. Even though it is brisk, it is not bitter at all. There is a bit of astringency at the end of the sip. Maybe there is a bit of a mineral flavour. A slight bark flavour, I think. It is bold and somewhat thick. There is a creaminess to the tea.

This one is a decent keemun, just not my favorite.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

agreed on that note. decent but i have others i’d prefer.

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Alright… the first of two blitz weekends to get the house in order. Gotta clean out the closets, go through all my clothes, books, cd’s, games etc and pare down the house. Hoping to have 3 piles at the end of it, trash, “recycle/donate” and sell. My other half is away both weekends working in another city, so i can make a giant mess while he’s gone and leave piles for him to sort through when he’s back. Puppy arrives in 6 weeks so i want things organised and tucked away by then.

Kicked off the morning with this tea and a breakfast sammich. I don’t have much to say on this one, as i’ve had it a number of times before but it’s a decent middle of the road tea for me. worked really nicely with breakfast this morning, so maybe it’s a tea+ food sort of tea heh. like wines! some are better WITH food heh

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