Keemun Hao Ya A

 
Updated: Dec. 9, 2011 

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About Keemun Hao Ya A

Dry black tea leaves
Keemun Encore (Keemun Hao Ya A)
from Adagio Teas
Keemun Hao Ya A is a top grade of keemun black tea. Hao Ya(毫芽) is usually translated downy buds or downy sprouts, reflecting the fact that the Hao Ya teas contain a large portion of tips or leaf buds, which are covered with downy white hair. Its aroma is often described as having qualities resembling cocoa and burgundy wine, and having a hint of smoky qualities.

Black tea leaves and a cup of black tea
Hao Ya A
from Harney and Sons
As a tippy tea, Keemun Hao Ya A tends to be higher in caffeine than Keemuns with a lower portion of tips and larger portion of mature leaves. Keemun Hao Ya (whether A and B) can be dark in color relative to other tippy black teas, although it can also have a more golden color like golden monkey; the color is not necessarily indicative of quality.

As a top grade of a tippy tea, Hao Ya A can be very expensive, and its qualities can vary significantly from year to year. In general, if a tea is marketed only as Keemun Hao Ya without specifying A or B, it probably refers to Keemun Hao Ya B.

Best Keemun Hao Ya A

The notion of the "best" Keemun Hao Ya A is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Hao Ya A

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Keemun Hao Ya

Brand:The Tao of Tea
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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Examples of Keemun Hao Ya A

The following are examples of the 10 selections of Keemun Hao Ya A in our database.

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Keemun Encore

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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ZK90: Hao-Ya 'A' Superfine Keemun

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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ZK96: Special Purchase Hao-Ya

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Keemun Hao Ya A

Brand:Drink The Leaf
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose

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