Review: Teasatia Keemun

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Its OK"I have to admit that I wasn't that impressed as I want more flavor to my black teas however I can really see this appealing to anyone that likes a mild tea perhaps for the afternoon."
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After my spurt of oolongs, I felt a need for a change and wanted a good black tea. My tea of choice today is a Keemun which are best known for being one of the ingredients in an English Breakfast tea. On its own this variety is known for having a natural fruity taste with hints of pine.

My sample today consists of tiny black tea leaves. Definitely not a CTC instead they remind of perfect little miniatures of a tea leaf. The aroma is very faint and is slightly fruity.

The directions for brewing up the keenum were more for a gonfu brewing calling for 30 seconds for the first steep which I have to admit baffled me. I don't use a gonfu brewing style but my friends that do don't tend to use that style for a black tea. So I used my usual three minutes with four teaspoons of leaves to four cups of water.

The resulting liquor is reddish brown in coloring. There still isn't much of an aroma but what I was able to pick up is malty. What I found interesting was the fact that when I added just a touch of rock sugar, I was then able to pick up a slight fruitiness.

This is a mild black tea with a light to medium mouthfeel. No bitterness at all which is always a plus. It has just the slightest hint of fruitiness and a slight dryness at the end. There really isn't much flavor to particular tea unlike other keemuns that I have tried in the past.

I have to admit that I wasn't that impressed as I want more flavor, more pow to my black teas however I can really see this appealing to anyone that likes a mild tea perhaps for the afternoon.

— 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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