Review: Vicony Teas Keemun Aromatic Snail Tea

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Thumbs up!"This tea is composed of very small curly leaves and the curly nature does, perhaps, resemble the spiral curliness of a snail shell. The smell of the dry leaves is strong (yet not pungent). The primary notes in the aroma of the dry leaves are smoky and malty. I used just-boiling water and infused the […]"
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This tea is composed of very small curly leaves and the curly nature does, perhaps, resemble the spiral curliness of a snail shell. The smell of the dry leaves is strong (yet not pungent). The primary notes in the aroma of the dry leaves are smoky and malty. I used just-boiling water and infused the leaves for 3.5 minutes. The tea produced was a respectable chestnut color, but actually a bit lighter than I expected. The flavor of this tea is what I would describe as somewhere in the medium- to full-bodied range. This tea has plenty of flavor, but avoids being heavy or flat, which I find to be a downfall in many strong black teas. This tea's brisk quality made it a great choice for a morning brew. The flavor was true to the scent of the dry leaf. A smoky maltiness was indeed the main flavor that I observed, although I also enjoyed the subtle caramel sweetness that finished off each sip.

My overall impression of this tea is that it is a great representative of a quality Keemun tea. This tea works well as a hot brew in the morning, but it was also delicious as an afternoon iced tea, since the full-flavor brew has enough 'oomph' to be interesting and requires nothing be added to be enjoyable. This is a tea I would drink again and would certainly recommend to others.

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