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    Peony Tea Shop Qimen Black

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark and twisted Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: amber This tea goes by many names but Keemun, otherwise known as Qimen, is one of my favorite black teas. The taste of this particular rendition was fruity with a lingering honey-like aftertaste. An interesting floral note sprung up in the middle of each sip but it was very subtle. It wasn’t at all the same type of floral that you might expect from a Darjeeling. There was hardly any astringency and the mouth-feel was very smooth. This would be an excellent tea for those who do…