I just finished having a cup of Keemun and man it was really nice! The gan was "chocolatish" with a slight sweet tone, intense pine-like smell mixed with subtle smokish aroma.
I am impressed. Gan is still in my tongue and I can now feel a woody aftertaste with something else that I can't describe right nowI need to drink this tea more often to pick up all its subtleties, and certainly use a better brewing vessel. Very interesting tea.
Next, on my list is the acclaimed Pure Gold variety of Dian hong (Yunnan). Surely it will also surprise me.
The problem is how on earth I am going to afford all the teaware required for all these goodies, lol. I guess I will stick to mugs
until I can afford more expensive gear. Anyway my tea mug with infuser is doing a decent job so far.
Would a thick type of Gaiwan done a better justice to the Keemun
I just had?
Anyway, back to the topic. What are the most popular black teas amongst teachatters