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Organic Superfine Keemun Fragrant Black Tea

87
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4 ratings
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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Keemun
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anhui, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Mar. 2, 2015

Commercial Description

...The dry leaves are tight and thin. Keemun Fragrant Black tea is fully fermented, presenting a color of coppery red, and revealing abundant golden buds. The unique Keemun fragrance and fruity floral flavor makes the tea suitable for either brewing with Gaiwan or drinking with milk.

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80 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(2 reviews) on
I must thank Angel at Teavivre for this experience. My tea arrived today and I have been ogling the whole box since.

Black tea is one of the great loves of my life. I brew it daily, inhale the deep aromas, gaze at the dark colors, and sip at it greedily. It is truly a spiritual experience for me, and I consume far more of it than can be considered healthy. We all have our vices, so I justify mine with the fact that it’s tea and not gambling or cocaine. Solid logic, no?

This fragrant black tea is no disappointment. I will say it is not for the faint of heart, however. This is a strong, thick, and powerful blend – even when steeped precisely as recommended. For those looking for something not so powerful, it could easily be steeped for half the time and be quite enjoyable. In fact, I do believe this would do wonderfully iced with just a hint of sugar.

The leaves really didn’t give away the strength of the brew to come, not too dark, faintly aromatic, very unlike the tea they created. To my delight it is not very bitter. Indeed I’ve tasted far lighter black teas with more bitterness and interesting aftertastes.

I am truly biased in my adoration of steaming hot black tea, but I do think everyone should try it.
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91 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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I find it interesting how different people I have given this tea to have perceived it differently. I thought it a top-notch tea, but I also found that it doesn't have as much of a universal appeal as some high-quality teas.

Dry leaf is pleasingly aromatic, and shares a lot of qualities in common with top-quality black teas of many types, including Yunnan, Assam, Darjeeling, and Kenyan black teas. There's a hint of wintergreen in the aroma of the dry leaf.

Both the aroma of the dry leaf, and the character of the brewed cup is surprisingly un-Keemun like. Keemun usually has a strong warming quality, and this tea had a more cooling quality, a lot like Darjeeling.

Only a hint of the characteristic Keemun aroma. I definitely detect floral tones, even in later infusions.

Works well for multiple infusions. I liked producing 2 or 3, brewing Western-style. The later cups struck me as slightly more Keemun-like, but only slightly.

A pricey tea. If I were buying a tea of this price, because this is so similar to the top-notch Kenyan teas, I would prefer buying a Kenyan tea. If I want Keemun, I would prefer a Keemun with a more traditional taste. But this tea was still very pleasing and I would be glad to drink it often and in quantity.
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60 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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I thought this tea was good for a basic black. The flavor wasn't as complex as the description suggests. I noticed more of a smokey taste than floral and fruity undertones. I enjoyed this tea overall, but I probably wouldn't buy it on my own for its listed price.
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67 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea has a sweet aroma that I like. The flavor is a little weird, but it's okay. I added cream and sugar.
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