drank Hao Ya 'B' by Harney & Sons
92 tasting notes

I kept thinking about yesterday’s Keemun (my first) all night. I wasn’t sure I liked it, but I knew I wanted some more! So this morning I got out my sample of Hao Ya B. The dry leaves didn’t really smell like smoke to me – instead I got hay and dried fruits. Brewed for 4 minutes, the tea has a definite smokey aroma. I added milk and sugar and tried it. The verdict? Really good! This tea is smoother than yesterday’s keemun, but it still has that smokey aroma and flavor. The smoke is clean tasting – not as full of tar, perhaps? I love smoked foods, so it’s no surprise that I would like smoke as a note in teas! My husband hated this one (no surprise, as he doesn’t like strong flavors.) I will certainly try this one again.

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