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drank Keemun Black by Floating Leaves
25 tasting notes

Dry leaf aroma: Pure cocoa.
Dry leaf appearance: http://instagram.com/p/sc5ybFlcOu/

Wet leaf aroma: Smoky with a hint of damp hay.
Wet leaf appearance: http://instagram.com/p/sc6h_ylcPv/

Preparation: Brewed western style in an all glass infuser mug.

First steeping: 3 minutes 30 seconds at 205 degrees. Smoky aroma with notes of earth and hay. While the cup is hot I taste strong smoke and malt flavors, with a hint of bitterness. As I let the cup cool the bitterness is more pronounced.

Second steeping: 4 minutes at 205 degrees. Almost identical to the first steeping.

I was hoping the second steeping would bring out more flavor but I think I just personally perceive this tea as a very smoky Keemun. I’ve never experienced a smoky flavor in Keemun before and I’m not sure I will finish the sample package, though I’ve considered using it in a custom Breakfast blend.

Flavors: Earth, Hay, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
boychik

1tsp or less of maple syrup will solve the problem;). Try it.

Blodeuyn

Oh nice, I will try that! :)

Cheri

I don’t even use that much maple with smoky teas. Just a few drops makes a huge difference.

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boychik

1tsp or less of maple syrup will solve the problem;). Try it.

Blodeuyn

Oh nice, I will try that! :)

Cheri

I don’t even use that much maple with smoky teas. Just a few drops makes a huge difference.

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