Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea

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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Qimen, Anhui, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 10, 2012

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea is okay. I don't like the flavor that much. It reminds me of flake cereal. It didn't seem very strong when I first tasted it, but I brewed it a long time. Now that I'm noticing the flavor more, it seems stronger. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Dry leaf is strongly aromatic, with a slight smokiness and a strong dried fruit quality. Surprisingly little leaf is needed to brew a flavorful cup. I find it hard to gauge the amount of leaf necessary, because the thin, wiry leaf occupies a lot of space, but also expands greatly upon brewing.

The brewed cup has a chocolately aroma, strongly resembling unsweetened hot chocoalate. Initial aroma is reminiscent of large-leaf ceylon (OPA) teas, but the end of the cup is more warming and more complex, with hints of spice and wood. Finish has a hint of the smoky and fruity qualities evident in the dry leaf.

If brewing western-style, I find that the bitter flavors and cooling qualities tend to sink to the bottom of the cup. This can actually be pleasant, as you begin the cup with a warming feeling and finish the cup on a refreshing note. The way this tea ended reminded me just slightly of black teas from Taiwan. Western-style, I was able to brew three flavorful cups.

I also tried brewing with brief, multiple infusions. The tea took on a different character this way, and in retrospect I don't think I used enough leaf, but I did not have enough of the sample to try again.

A comment on the price, it's $5 an ounce...but this tea is so intensely flavorful that I think that even for the price-conscious shopper, it is quite a deal!
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