|"Highly recommended! This tea is everything that a Keemun should be. The flavor is smooth with a full body and a slight dryness at the end.
Opening up my sample, I am greeting with a light floral aroma that I am not able to pinpoint and the scent of butterscotch. That one is a new one for me but they blended together delightfully. The leaves are thin, wiry and a uniform blackish brown. I have to admit being slightly disappointed as their website touted this variety as having ‘prominent amount of golden tips’. Guess that the gold just didn’t make it to my sample.
I set my tea-maker up using one tablespoon of leaves to four cups of water. I used a temperature setting of 210 degrees and a steep time of 3 minutes. The resulting liquor is a light reddish brown in color. The aroma is malty with a slight scent of stonefruit.
As I took my first sip, my eyes almost rolled back in my head. This tea is everything that a Keemun should be. The flavor is smooth with a full body and a slight dryness at the end. I am able to pick up flavors of plums and butterscotch. There is the slightest taste of pine forests on the very tip of the tongue which then wisps away. This tea is naturally sweet so be wary about adding any sweetener.
Would I purchase this tea for my own use? In a heartbeat. But to my dismay, it is only sold wholesale. If someone discovers a tea vendor that carries this tea, please let me know.
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