|"A strong, dark tea worth bragging about. Very chocolaty! "|
"We’re named after an ancient trade route, the Tea Horse Road. Brave men faced the elements to carry tea along an arduous trail over mountains and through valleys, from China to Tibet, where they traded it for horses," explained the Tea Horse website.
"Like the tea porters of China, we are on a mission to make loose tea accessible and show that it’s not old fashioned or stuffy or pretentious...or complicated to brew" their "About" page continued.
Mission accomplished, Tea Horse! I am grateful that you made this Keemum Maofeng accessible to me. It's wonderful, and easy to make.
I poured boiling water over 1.5 teaspoons of the leaves per cup. The result was a chocolaty, robust, Chinese breakfast-like tea. Small, (1/4/to 1/2 inch) very dark leaves expanded to twice their size in the pot. The liquor was dark amber and the smell, all over cocoa.
The taste had a sharp bite at first, but smoothed out quickly. Besides chocolate, I tasted malt and even a hint of smoke. This tea would stand up well to a hearty breakfast. Fans of more delicate flavors would probably add milk, or avoid it altogether. As a lover of hearty teas,I drank it black. I rate it an 8.5.
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