Review: Mark T. Wendell Tea Company M.T.W. Formosa Keemun

Black Tea, Keemun Tea, Mark T. Wendell Add comments
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Thumbs up!"There is a rich, almost creaminess about it and the flavor of a dark chocolate that coats the tongue and lingers delightfully."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 10/10
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I recently tried a straight Keemun and liked it. Rather a lot actually so I am now out to try the various keemuns that pass through. So needless to say, I am looking forward to trying one from such a reputable tea company. Mark T. Wendell has been been in business for over a century and I have been really impressed by all the teas I have tried by them.

The leaves of this tea are rather large for a black tea and an unusual silvery green. The aroma has a touch of smoke, a lot of pine and the sweetness of stone fruit. I set it up to brew using 2 tablespoons of leaves to 1200ml of water. The brew temp is set at 210 degrees and a steep time of 3 minutes.

The liquor is a very dark brownish/black and now has the smokey aroma of baked peaches. There is a slight sharpness of burnt wood that demands attention also.

What a delicious tea! There is a rich, almost creaminess about it and the flavor of a dark chocolate that coats the tongue and lingers delightfully. Under the chocolate is the taste of peaches cooked over an open fire.

I do have to say that the flavor of this tea has knocked my socks off. This is a tea that I have to have in my cabinet for every day. I can see why it is Mr. Wendell's personal favorite.

Visit Mark T. Wendell Teas for more information on this tea and many more from their extensive product catalogue.

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