The aroma has a rich stewed-fruit sweetness and is slightly biscuity. The flavor of the liquor is similar to stone fruits with soft floral notes and hints of chocolate. The finish is sweet and lingering. This is a very complex and enjoyable tea. To explore the full flavors our Tea Sommelier recommends drinking it without cream or sugar. (Keemun Mao Feng is not recommended for gongfu cha style infusing.) (Yield: approx. 24 servings per 2 oz.)
Ingredients: Chinese black tea
Keemun Mao Feng
1 rounded tsp / 8 oz. water at 205° F for 3-5 minutes
Among the many varieties of Keemun, perhaps the most well-known is Keemun Mao Feng. Invented by Yu Gan Chen around 1875 in Anhui, this tea is harvested earlier than others. It is made from shoots of one or two leafsets and a bud. It is exquisite in taste and is lighter and sweeter than other Keemun teas.
This tea may be steeped multiple times!