Malty, Earthy, Truly a FINE Keemun -blend?
I usually buy Keemun for blending, but this Keemun is good on it's own. The slight Earthy overtone is wonderful. It is a great wake-up tea, but not too strong to use after supper or for tea-time. (about 25mg caffeine/8 oz) If you blend this with about 30% Assam and 20% Darjeeling Green (1st or 2nd flush), you will have a good daily tea. Iced tea pretty much destroys the delicate flavours of high grade tea, but this Keemun made a damn good iced tea, as I discovered on the 4th of July (Louis Armstrong's REAL birthday, of course. If Pops said the 4th of July was his birthday then that's when it was...damnit.). Anyway, this is a FINE Keemun. Keemun is a MUST for any tea-head's supply. Good for blending and drinking straight. Note to ET: Please buy more varieties of Keemun (i.e. single estate types). Yes Darjeeling is the king of teas, but tea originated in China and when all is done, i feel that the Chinese teas have more to offer than only Darjeelings. Of course, ET, should carry much more than the mediocre MIM they sometimes stock, but in all, I like ET and will continue to buy from them. -A straight price for a straight product. IS this Keemun a blend of other Keemuns? If not, what is it's estate?