Review: Vicony Tea Keemun Hao Ya A

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Chelsy’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!" When I was a kid I always thought that mud pies looked a lot like chocolate pie with oreo crumbs in them. If the mud pies were edible (meaning they would also taste desirable), I believe this is similar to what they would taste like. A baked and crustless, sweet and earthy, pine flecked mud pie; thank you Vicony for making a childhood dream come true!"
Chelsy’s Teaview: 8.4/10
Other Teaviews: Vanessa gave it 8.7/10, Sophie gave it 9.2/10
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viconykeemunsomethingelseIf this tea were personified it might have a grandiose narcissistic personality, but I wouldn't blame it. For those fellow M*A*S*H nerds, it would have the pomp of Charles Emmerson Winchester without the garish pride that disgusted Hawk and BJ so much. This dashingly handsome Keemun comes from Qimen County in Anhui, China, which is the original birthplace of all Keemun teas. Furthermore, Hao Ya is considered the finest grade among the Keemuns, so much so that it is sorted into grade A and B. So like Charles, it has a heritage to confirm itself by.

The leaves, even before they were brewed, gave me enough reason to crave the tea. The aroma is intoxicating. A deep inspiration of wooded chocolaty goodness is followed by the balancing earthiness that many fine Keemuns seem to possess in spades. I believe I spent nearly a minute inhaling the solid tones of this tea, then proceeded to have everyone else in the apartment smell it and lend their opinions. Then I went back to smelling it and attempting to concoct a way of making it into a sachet. Brewing does a bit of lysis to the dry leaf breezes, it is not a bad breakdown merely different, although I did prefer the dry smell over the steeped aroma. As it was steeped the chocolaty woodiness was transferred into a burgundy (yes, the wine) bouquet.

The overall taste was deliciously deep and complex. The flavour of wood which I had detected before in the leaves metamorphosed into a full blown pine tree, but not the bark or evergreen leaves, but the moist inside of a small twig that has been peeled or cut open. This was matched with a bittersweet dark chocolate savour. The finish and lingering remnants are the grounding earthy dirt taste, which drove me to think of an oolong so the slightest moment.

— To purchase Vicony Tea Keemun Hao Ya A, 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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