• Reviews

    Hayes Tea Keemun Black Tea

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark and somewhat curled Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker Liquor: deep reddish brown This tea was smoky and spicy with earthy and mineral notes. There was just the right amount of astringency to make it brisk and refreshing. The aftertaste had a sweet, lingering fruitiness that brought to mind plums. I love Keemun tea because it is a robust, full flavored tea but isn’t overly tannic or bitter. It could certainly stand up to milk and sugar but doesn’t need it at all. This is the second offering that I have tried from Hayes…


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    Hayes Tea Dragonwell

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: flat, dark green Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 1 and 1/2 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: pale green This tea was your typical dragonwell, otherwise known as Long Jing. The first thing that I noticed was the wonderfully fresh fragrance of the dry leaves. The steeped tea was mellow and sweet with a vegetal taste that reminded me very much of asparagus. There were notes of a chestnut and a buttery mouthfeel. My second infusion was just as strong as the first. Although they were very flat in shape, the leaves practically seemed to come back to life post steeping because they…