Description: A rare offering from An Hui province, home of the famous Hao-Ya teas. This offering has an intensely rich character, with deep chocolate notes in the cup as well as in the leaf aroma. A truly outstanding selection.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212°(boiling) Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Average of customer reviews submitted during the last year: ; No. of reviews: 2 Dry Leaf Appearance and Feel: Excellent, Infused Leaf Aroma and Appearance: Very Good, Infused Liquor Flavor: Very Good, Overall Value: Good
Luis F. Coll
from Canovanas, PR (United States)
(9/26/2013) Dry Leaf: Excellent,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Excellent,
"A memorable tea. I don't remember tasting a Keemun this good since before the Beijing games. Really really enjoyable. Oversteeps reasonably well." Gordon Stevenson
from Hebron, CT (United States)
(12/10/2013) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Good, Liquor: Good,
Not my cup
"This tea is not worth its relatively high price, seeming mute, tired and weak in the cup. I don't find the nuanced complexity extolled in other reviews (same lot?), and will use the remainder to blend with some other teas."
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"This superb Keemun has notes of red wine and bittersweet cocoa in the cup. Xiang luo translates as "fragrant snail" which aptly describes how the dry leaf is curled and rolled into impressive little spirals. I found this tea striking for its wonderfully rich flavor, captivating smoothness, and lingering finish. Highly recommended and a true treat for any Keemun lover."
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freshest product and fairest pricing."