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Keemun Mao Feng

 
Last Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 

About Keemun Mao Feng

Intensely dark black tea with long, wiry leaves, wholly intactKeemun mao feng has a characteristic long, wiry, and slightly curved shape like in this photo. Photo © Whiteness (Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0.
Keemun mao feng(祁門毛峰), also spelled Qi Men mao feng is a special type of Keemun black tea, usually more expensive than generic or lower grades, but not as pricey as Hao Ya A and B.

Like other Keemun, Keemun Mao Feng tends to have notes of wine, cocoa, and dried fruit. It is not intensely smoky, but usually has a slight smoky or toasty quality to the aroma. Its flavor and mouthfeel may range from very smooth to slightly sharp with a peppery finish.

Although not related to mao feng green tea (such as huang shan mao feng), both teas have similarly shaped leaves (long, flat, and slightly curved), and are considered high grades of tea.

Keemun Mao Feng is one of the styles of Keemun that has been produced outside its region of origin in Qimen county. In Anhui, it is also produced in Xiuning county, and outside of the province, in Hubei.

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88 / 100
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Finally, a good Keemun! The dry tea has an aroma of aged wood, with a smoky scent that's more like the smokiness of a smoked cheese than the harsh smokiness of lower quality Keemun. I brewed it in a French press with water that hadn't reached boiling yet. The brewed tea has a similar aroma to the dry leaves, but this a...

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60 / 100
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Keemun Concerto from Adagio Teas

Style: Keemun Mao Feng – Region: Anhui, China
May. 7th, 2018

I'm having a hard time rating this tea. It smelled pretty bad to me, like burnt pine. I guess that's the smokiness. The flavor was nicely earthy and slightly chocolaty with the occasional subtle fruit note. I enjoyed the flavor, but hated the aroma. I always knew it was done brewing and would taste the way I liked it w...

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56 / 100
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Based on my experiences with black gunpowder, I was not surprised that this doesn't taste like Mao Feng at all. It's more like other Chinese black teas I've had. It's got just a tiny little bit of sweetness but it's hardly there. It's pleasantly almost-bitter (but I did make it pretty strong).
Resteeps quite decently...

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80 / 100
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Keemun Mao Feng from Music City Tea

Style: Keemun Mao Feng – Region: Anhui, China
Mar. 19th, 2017

Less than $6 for 2 ounces?...I couldn't resist :)
The tiny curly leaves smell of earth and perhaps a cinnamon sweetness.

I brewed this "semi-western" style (I normally use gong fu style). Using 4 grams of leaf in a 10 ounce teapot.
With this particular setup, my goal is to get two infusions (about 20oz of tea in ...

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91 / 100
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I loved this tea. It reminded me a lot of the Spring Keemun from Andrews & Dunham, both in the smell and taste, and the appearance of the leaf.

Mild but pleasant smell to the dry leaf, which looks very curly in shape, little snail-like curls a lot like bi luo chun. Smells sweeter than other Keemun Mao Feng, but st...

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Keemun Concerto

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Keemun Mao Feng Imperial

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Brand:Culinary Teas
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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