My first tea of the morning is a sample from Blodeuyn. Keemun is one of the black teas that I want to try more of, since my experience so far is fairly limited. I heard early-on that they’re supposed to be smoky, and I haven’t really seen that too much in the ones I’ve tried. This tea has very small leaves, and they’re thin and black. Dry scent is musty hay with malt and some smoke. These leaves are very easy to measure, so I actually used a level teaspoon this time! :P I let it steep for 3 minutes at 200 degrees.
The aroma is an interesting juxtaposition of creamy and smooth with mineral and smoky. And the taste is the same way! The texture is very smooth and there’s a definite creaminess to the taste, but there’s also a fairly strong mineral note and a touch of smoke in the background. In the middle is a grainy/bready note and some malt, helping to bring the two sides together. A very interesting, almost split personality tea. And a somewhat smoky Keemun! :)
Flavors: Baked Bread, Creamy, Earth, Grain, Malt, Mineral, Smoke, Smooth