One of my favorite black teas is Keemun and this tea blend does not disappoint. A blend of Chinese Keemun, Formosa Oolong, with some Assam, Indian and Ceylon tea mixed in, this tea is smooth with a hint of sweetness.Its simply a good all around drinking black tea which I could enjoy anytime. It may become one of my staples. There are slight hints of malt, citrus and peachness but none of those predominate.It is medium to almost full bodied with a pleasant tea aroma. It reminds me a bit of the tea from the A&P (the “tea” store as my Grandmother used to say) back when I was a child. Maybe that is just my imagination, but the smoothness of taste with no bitterness does remind me of my 1950’s childhood tea. Definitely I like. Nothing exotic here, just good basic tea that I find very pleasurable. As a person who always sweetens tea, usually with splenda, as I am prediabetic, I find that this is one tea where I can use less sweetener as it is not astringent on its own. Its my goal to wean myself off sweeteners. Maybe this is a good start.

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Although I have always loved tea, it has only been lately that I have decided to try out various teas in an attempt to learn more about various teas, flavors, and attributes of teas and why I like different teas. My children are grown and I enjoy a full life with work, friends, family, pets, and quite a few hobbies and interests. In addition to enjoying different teas, the health benefits of tea interest me as well.


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