Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"I was pleasantly surprised that this tea had a full bodied flavor ideal for a morning pick me up but it avoided being too flat and heavy, as some Keemuns can be."|
Teasatia is another new-to-me company and today I sampled their Keemun black tea. By perusing their website, I gather that this is a relatively no-frils company that offers a small, yet varied, array of teas. As expected of Keemun tea, the dry leaves are very small and wiry, with a dark brownish-black hue. I brewed the tea using a ratio of one teaspoon of leaves per 6 ounces of water. The leaves were steeped in boiling water for three minutes to produce a liquid with a reddish tint, which is characteristic of a good Keemun. What struck me first and foremost about this particular Keemun, as compared to others, is that even though it packed a full-bodied punch, it lacked any heaviness that makes the tea seem flat and dull. I have often observed this with other Keemun offerings and I was pleasantly surprised that this tea had a full bodied flavor ideal for a morning pick me up but it avoided being too flat and heavy, particularly in the aftertaste. The flavor of this tea is sweet, yet not overly so. I picked up on fruity and caramel notes but also sensed a subtle maltiness as well. The Teasatia website also mentions hints of pine, and while that pine flavor did not strike me as obvious from the beginning, I could detect it a little bit once I focused on it. In all, I would have to say that this is one of the better Keemun offerings that I have sampled in a long time, and would highly recommend this tea as the flavor is strong and refreshing and this tea works well both hot and iced. Lastly, this tea is very affordable and thus could be kept on hand as an everyday breakfast brew.
— To purchase Teasatia Keemun, 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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