Sunday, July 3, 2016

keemun imperial black tea from teavivre.

keemun imperial black tea.

Hello friends, long time no see! Apologies for getting burnt out on tea blogging a little bit. I took some time away from sharing everything I was sipping and focused on enjoying things in the moment, and finally I feel the drive to write and share my tea adventures again! Despite being inactive here I've been consistently active on my instagram account. Check me out there!

I was sent a parcel from Teavivre of their Spring 2016 teas, and was thrilled to find the Keemun Imperial black tea tucked inside! A properly done Keemun always makes me think of chilly October afternoons, woodsmoke in the air, and honey-sweet treats -- this particular tea did just that!

This variety of Keemun seemed heavy on the chocolate note. The leaves brewed a lovely clear amber cup. The steam smelled like cocoa and wildflower honey with a slight bit of woodiness. The first sip is smooth and sweet with a slightly smoky tang on the back of the tongue. The malty note keeps this tea feeling earthy and not overly sweet. The malt creates a heartiness that makes this Keemun perfect for sipping in the cooler months (don't let that stop you from brewing in the summer!) and results in a very enjoyable cup. It resteeped nicely and the quality of the brew remained strong after 3 infusions.

Things that came to mind while I sipped: cocoa, dark honey, toast, smoke, pumpkins, autumn air.

The Keemun Imperial black tea was smooth, rich, and very comforting. I recommend picking this one up if you enjoy black teas with cocoa notes, or if you like daydreaming about autumn weather!

amber brew.

7 comments :

  1. Ahhhh, that one's an old favorite of mine. Good to see that TeaVivre still carries it. If you have a Nonpareil Dian Hong in that swag bag ... get to that one next. Trust me.

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    1. Dang, that one isn't in my little sample set -- sounds like I'm missing out! They always send a lovely variety of teas so I can't complain, though. :)

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  2. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I have admired your Instagram and it's lovely to see you have a blog too! The tea sounds delicious ^_^

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    1. Ooooh, thank you so much! ❤ I'm so glad we found each other's blogs!

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  3. Keemun Imperial black tea has pure buds and leaves for good quality. Tea manufacturers use lightness of the golden buds which denoted the quality.
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  4. I have never heard of this tea. But its unique and beautiful name is giving me an immense amount of energy to have a cup of fresh green tea. I would like to check its flavour soon.

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