Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Vicony Teas
Outstanding and rare highest keemun standard available with sweet biscuity fragrance and exquisitely mild but complex aroma with a hint of smokiness. It is said you can compare Keemun Hao Ya A to a fine burgundy wine because of it’s superb bouquet. The premium tea ages well and improves over time.
This is a stellar Keemun. It is robust yet mild, making it a lovely breakfast tea for the weekend, or a nice early afternoon pick-me-up.
The sip starts off strong and then tapers off and mellows out a bit, allowing the taster to enjoy the complexity of the tea. I love the smoky tone to this tea because it isn’t too overwhelming. The smoke wafts over the palate throughout the sip, never coming on too strong. There is a burnt-sugar sweetness that remains throughout the sip. About mid-sip, a hint of bitterness cuts through the sweetness just a bit to keep the flavors from becoming too cloying. A very nice biscuity quality. An excellent tea to enjoy with biscotti!
The sip finishes with a wine-like quality to it that is lightly astringent and pleasantly fruity. The aftertaste is sweet yet tart, like the flavor of currants. This is not as bitter, dry or as astringent as some Keemun teas I’ve tasted. It is remarkably smooth and delicious.
A very good Keemun for those who enjoy them!