Sadness! I hate sipping down the last of a favorite tea I’d like to keep in my cupboard forever. I’ve had terrible experiences reordering beloved teas: my second order of Mount Gray from Andrews & Dunham is flat, and a new Ailaoshan Black from Whispering Pines lacks the breathiness of that first package. Though you can reorder a tea with the same name from the same company, it will likely never taste the same again. Once a specific tea is gone, it’s gone forever. The only way to relive it is through memories and writing. Though I suppose that’s what we prize in tea- its ability to make us savor the fleatingness of the moment.
This Keemun is bold and bright. A perfect cup when coffee seems too rich and the rest of the tea world too weak. Hopefully I will meet with another like it again.