Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chicago Tea Garden Keemun Hao Ya A Grade

Keemun Hao Ya A Grade "Chinese Breakfast Tea" from Chicago Tea Garden
According to Chicago Tea Garden this tea was grown in the Anhui Province of China. The dry leaves were small and very dark in color with a slightly curled appearance. I prepared this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 212 degree water and three consecutive one minute steepings. The liquor was coppery red in color.

This tea was light and smooth with a very complex flavor profile. It was at once fruity, floral, smoky and malty. At times it reminded me of freshly baked bread as well. I love a tea like this because without realizing it you automatically slow down and focus your attention to catch all of the little changes in flavor. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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