Keemun Mao Feng .ItoEnOctober 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Keemun, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
Tea notes> Black tea> Keemun (for more)
Dry: leaf looks smallish and quite broken for a maofeng… just a couple longer leaves.
Method: 3.5g in 4oz, 10g in .5L and various other. did in gaiwan, glass, plastic, foam and various other cups and pots.
3.5g/4oz/200F h2o/2 min: smell: malty burnt sugar/molasses?) solid flavor keemun malty, some woody tho i dont think much. low smoky. Strong flavor, it comes with some hardness to it, but not teabag/cheap harsh. Aftertaste is good, more of the tannin. infusion #2: more watery, 1/3-1/2 less flavor, harsh tannin more prevalent than flavor compared to infusion #1. #3 (4 min) is very low flavor low astringency. no greenness to it as i felt in this other qimen maofeng.
Wet leaf… uhm, i see lots of chop
Overall: pretty good, price/flavor/leaf aspect not my favorite.