Review: Canton Tea Co. Keemun Hao Ya Black Tea

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Thumbs up!"A great Keemun, use as directed, will not make robotic unicorns sing erasure."
Troy’s Teaview: 8/10
Other Teaviews: Geoff gave it 8/10, Katie gave it 7.7/10, Erika gave it 8/10
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cantonkeemunhaoyaI guess this is my first official "cupping" review. That is not to say I performed an actual cupping as is done in competition or for professional tea buyers, but rather to say that I bought a ISO standard Cupping set (the ISO rocks by the way, check them out, they have standards for everything under the sun, also, probably, suns) and am, as a point of fact, using it.

As such I can immediately see why tea tasters have settled on this frills free method of sipping their official cuppas. I can immediately see that these leaves, after brewing, have retained a fair amount of moisture and bounce, they smell strong, and musky, and seem to be in perfect order (such as my amateur senses can detect) I stamped them twice and sent them on their way. The Tea itself was a light almond (the wood not the nut) color, with a rich malty aroma, and an even maltier flavor. This is a very serviceable example of the Keemun Type, richly malty, smooth, with just enough tannin to rub the tongue just the right way.

Although these results should not be, at all, taken as conclusive, sipping the Tea while playing Robot Unicorn Attack did in fact bring my score up to a pathetic 12168, from a terribly bad 5123. That is Right, Canto Tea Co is selling a Robot Unicorn Performance enhancer and they didn't even know it. If someone were to ask me if I've had a good Keemun lately, this one would sift to the forefront of my memories and come spilling, like a broken sack of rice, from my lips.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Keemun Hao Ya Black Tea, 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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