Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Teavivre's Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea

Earlier this year I enjoyed a puerh tea tasting courtesy of some samples I received from Teavivre, but I didn't realize until later that puerhs weren't the only teas in that package. The one I tried this week was their Superfine Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea. I remember exploring—and enjoying—keemuns when I first began to seriously study unflavored black teas. Keemuns are sometimes described as being the "Burgundy wine" of teas. The dry tea leaves had a strong fruity fragrance.

Steeped, the tea leaves developed a more vegetal scent, but still with a sweetness about it.

I steeped the tea in just under boiling water for 3 minutes, and the result was a deep copper, brisk but not astringent cup of tea with a slightly smoky taste. I detected an extra sweetness to this tea (definitely to be enjoyed as a no-sugar-added one), and it was absolutely perfect as a pick-me-up on the gray, overcast day I first enjoyed it. Are any of you Keemun tea fans? It seems that there's someone in my tea orbit who likes Keemun, but I can't remember who!


  1. I have not tried this but your description makes me want some! :-)

  2. It does sound interesting...a variety I have not tried...

  3. Never tried, perhaps it is time to do so!

    Thanks for the tea review, Angela!


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