Monday, October 22, 2007

Keemun from Art of Tea

Scent in bag: rich yet mild normal "tea" scent
Brewed in unbleached filter bag
Steeped: 4 min. @ boiling
Cup: big ceramic mug

Our 4th annual Halloween bash was Saturday night, and Sunday, after all the soda and alcohol, tea was necessary for recovery. I found this bag of Keemun in the cupboard, unopened, and decided that it just might do the trick. So I brewed up a cup, and got comfy in my favorite chair to write my review and relax.

With the first sip, I knew that this tea was exactly what I needed. It is rich and smooth, yet the texture is light and not overbearing (a good thing after the heavier drinks I've been dosing myself with lately). It has a slight hint of chocolate, and a malty aftertaste that goes down smooth.

How does it compare to other Keemun teas? It seems to be among the higher quality of these, and has only a slight bit of astringency after it goes down. I'd have to drink it directly with another Keemun to find any differences, but I suspect they would be minute anyways.

In any case, this tea has been wonderful in reawakening my brain and soothing my tired, abused body after too much fun, and while I can't say I'm completely "cured", I am definitely getting better after just half a cup. If you like the chocolaty, malty smoothness that is a good quality Keemun, put this tea on your "to try" list - you won't regret it!


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I am a fan of chocolate flavors in my tea. As you know, I purchased a wonderful tea in Seattle this summer - Post Alley Cappuccino - with notes of chocolate and marshmallow.

    Welcome back.

  2. Post Alley Cappuccino...sounds like coffee. Did it have coffee flavor to it, or just tea, chocolate and marshmellow?

    If you're truely a fan of chocolate flavors, get yourself some Harney & Son's "Florence" blend. Barnes & Noble might have it, but you can order it online as well. It's seriously the best chocolate tea I have in my cupboard, and I'll be ordering more soon, because I'm almost out of it. Seriously wonderful!!


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