|"More Lapsang Souchong than Keemun. Caveat Emptor. "|
Though I brewed it as Hayes Tea (HT) recommended (one teaspoon per 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes,) I didn't get anything like what HT promised: "The tea has a rich flavor and strong floral aroma. It has been called "The Queen of Fragrance." Keemun is the ideal high-quality traditional black tea to stock in your kitchen."
The only thing that HT said that I agree with is that this tea is STRONG. It's even strong for me, and I love hearty, black teas. Though it is peppery, and thick, and dark, I wouldn't stock it in my kitchen...but you might. In fact, many people must love it, since as I write this, HT is sold out of the stuff!
If you love smoked teas or think bacon-flavored tea is a revelation, this would be a great addition to your collection. I found it bitter and quite unworthy of the name Keemun. I rate it a 5.
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