|"This is a tea that should appeal to most in its straight-up form, but is more of a "connoisseur" type tea as it offers a complexity of flavors and angles. "|
Keemun is a Chinese black tea that comes from Anhui province. Often known as a "red" tea, it's always been revered as a high-quality black tea, and was the first black tea to be produced in China. Keemun Mao Feng is a particular type that is produced with only slightly twisted leaf buds. Compared with other varieties, it is not considered the utmost best, but it is noted for its unique flavor as compared with other Keemun teas, and is typically smoother.
The leaves of this tea are wiry, brown and tan, small-to-medium-length, and exhibit a sweet aroma with caramel or cocoa notes - as first pegged by my esteemed Teaviews colleague Geoff, pipe tobacco comes to mind with the scent of the dried leaves. They brew up to a bright, coppery hue with a similar aroma, yet subdued from the intensity of the dried leaf. On the palette, the tea rewards with rich flavor that lingers into the finish. Sweet, but not overly so. A bit earthy, but just a touch. Mildly floral hints, but almost undetectable. Yet a bold flavor that is all its own. This is a tea that should appeal to most in its straight-up form, but is more of a "connoisseur" type tea as it offers a complexity of flavors and angles.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - well done, Jing.
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