Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The complexity of the flavors was impressive, and the tea's flavors just about popped in my mouth."|
he good folks as Jing Tea have done it again, this time offering a top-notch black tea. Their Keemun Mao Feng, which hails from China's Anhui province, consists of small wiry dark leaves with occasional goldish-tan streaks. The aroma is warm and smoky. When I think of a good Keemun tea, I think of a rich and complex tea with a heavy body that works well for a morning brew. This tea had no problem meeting these expectations. This is a sturdy tea with a broad spectrum of flavors crossing my palette. The most prominent among these are smoky and cocoa notes. The underlying base is a very subdued floral note (which the Jing website describes an orchid essence) that smoothes out the overall flavor. Based on my experience with a variety of Keemun teas from various sources, I can say that this particular variety from Jing is about as good a Keemun as I've ever had. The complexity of the flavors was impressive, and the tea's flavors just about popped in my mouth. This is a tea worth savoring. Because this tea has so much to offer, I didn't feel it necessary to add milk or sugar to this tea. However, if you felt inclined to do so, I would guess that this tea is sturdy enough to hold its own against milk and/or sugar.
If you read many of my posts, you know by now that I have acquired a lifetime supply of tea and so the last thing I need to do is purchase more. However, this tea was just so tasty, that I may have to make room for one more tea tin in my cabinet. This is a delicious tea and a top-notch, high-quality represetative of Keemun teas. I would recommend this to anyone.
— To purchase JING Tea Keemun Mao Feng, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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