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Old 26-10-2003, 04:51 PM
Ripon
 
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Tea lovers:

How many kinds of Keemun are there? What's the differences are between
Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A and Keemun Hao Ya B? How is Keemun Mao Feng
Green tea? I am a Keemun lover, just curious to know about your thought.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)

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Old 27-10-2003, 02:21 PM
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Keemun is the only tea I know where the variation in taste might justify the
variation in price. So I settle for the nonsuch British approach and look
for the taste in blends such as Prince of Wales. Also I stock inexpensive
Keemun and overbrew which is my poor man's Hao Ya A. When somebody ask the
tea I think is a classic it is a Keemun. There is no such thing as a
bad Keemun only good, goody, and yummy. Don't fall for the fly by
night tasting experts peddling tepid water and multiple infusions who are
doing nothing more than justifying their investments. The first cup is
always the best and if it isn't you're doing something wrong. For the guy
on the way to the Asian market buy all the brands of this stuff you can.
There won't be that many.

Jim

"Ripon" wrote in message
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Tea lovers:

How many kinds of Keemun are there? What's the differences are between
Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A and Keemun Hao Ya B? How is Keemun Mao

Feng
Green tea? I am a Keemun lover, just curious to know about your thought.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)














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Old 27-10-2003, 03:27 PM
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Keemun is the only tea I know where the variation in taste might justify the
variation in price. So I settle for the nonsuch British approach and look
for the taste in blends such as Prince of Wales. Also I stock inexpensive
Keemun and overbrew which is my poor man's Hao Ya A. When somebody ask the
tea I think is a classic it is a Keemun. There is no such thing as a
bad Keemun only good, goody, and yummy. Don't fall for the fly by
night tasting experts peddling tepid water and multiple infusions who are
doing nothing more than justifying their investments. The first cup is
always the best and if it isn't you're doing something wrong. For the guy
on the way to the Asian market buy all the brands of this stuff you can.
There won't be that many.

Jim

"Ripon" wrote in message
om...
Tea lovers:

How many kinds of Keemun are there? What's the differences are between
Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A and Keemun Hao Ya B? How is Keemun Mao

Feng
Green tea? I am a Keemun lover, just curious to know about your thought.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)


Ya got yer orchidy keemuns, yer winey keemuns, yer flowery keemuns, yer
nearly smokey keemuns, yer knock-yer-socks-off keemuns, and yer delicate
keemuns. Ya got yer el cheapo keemuns and yer empty-yer-wallet keemuns. But,
to reiterate the wisdom from above, they are to the last, good, goody, and
yummy. Nor have I ever met a keemun I didn't like. SpecialTeas' Hao Ya A is
fine and the price is right enough for me. (Thought to check it out before
posting this, and see that this tea is sold out. Was on a 40% discount, too.
Say Lavi)

And, Space permitting, feel free to steep it a second time; the second might
not be quite as good as the first, but why the heck not?

By the way and not for nothing, I could see a keemun mixing very happily
with a Bangladeshi tea.

Best,
Michael, BS, MS, FBNTE
(from Brooklyn)

PS: Ripon, are you planning a trip to Brooklyn?

M

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Old 27-10-2003, 09:05 PM
Ripon
 
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Ya got yer orchidy keemuns, yer winey keemuns, yer flowery keemuns, yer
nearly smokey keemuns, yer knock-yer-socks-off keemuns, and yer delicate
keemuns. Ya got yer el cheapo keemuns and yer empty-yer-wallet keemuns. But,
to reiterate the wisdom from above, they are to the last, good, goody, and
yummy. Nor have I ever met a keemun I didn't like. SpecialTeas' Hao Ya A is
fine and the price is right enough for me. (Thought to check it out before
posting this, and see that this tea is sold out. Was on a 40% discount, too.
Say Lavi)


OH! Michael-orchidy, winey,flowery,smokey yummy I like that. yes I
have tried all of them except Keemun Mao feng green. My wallet is
always in threat for tea. Anyway I really like the way you discribed
the different taste.From your discription i can tell you are a Oolong
lover.


And, Space permitting, feel free to steep it a second time; the second might
not be quite as good as the first, but why the heck not?

By the way and not for nothing, I could see a keemun mixing very happily
with a Bangladeshi tea.



YES,you are right, Keemun is great with Bangladeshi CTC. And soon you
will have that taste.


Best,
Michael, BS, MS, FBNTE
(from Brooklyn)

PS: Ripon, are you planning a trip to Brooklyn?


Yes, Michael I am planing to come to NY to visit all you guys-you,
Lew. Well can i send you private mail cause this is a tea talk group.
I guess Lew talked with you about me. Lots to say to you my friend. I
will bring lots and lots of Bangladeshi tea for you guys.
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Old 27-10-2003, 09:49 PM
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i am jealous i would like to meet you also
joanne
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Michael Plant wrote in message n

Ya got yer orchidy keemuns, yer winey keemuns, yer flowery keemuns, yer
nearly smokey keemuns, yer knock-yer-socks-off keemuns, and yer delicate
keemuns. Ya got yer el cheapo keemuns and yer empty-yer-wallet keemuns.

But,
to reiterate the wisdom from above, they are to the last, good, goody,

and
yummy. Nor have I ever met a keemun I didn't like. SpecialTeas' Hao Ya A

is
fine and the price is right enough for me. (Thought to check it out

before
posting this, and see that this tea is sold out. Was on a 40% discount,

too.
Say Lavi)


OH! Michael-orchidy, winey,flowery,smokey yummy I like that. yes I
have tried all of them except Keemun Mao feng green. My wallet is
always in threat for tea. Anyway I really like the way you discribed
the different taste.From your discription i can tell you are a Oolong
lover.


And, Space permitting, feel free to steep it a second time; the second

might
not be quite as good as the first, but why the heck not?

By the way and not for nothing, I could see a keemun mixing very happily
with a Bangladeshi tea.



YES,you are right, Keemun is great with Bangladeshi CTC. And soon you
will have that taste.


Best,
Michael, BS, MS, FBNTE
(from Brooklyn)

PS: Ripon, are you planning a trip to Brooklyn?


Yes, Michael I am planing to come to NY to visit all you guys-you,
Lew. Well can i send you private mail cause this is a tea talk group.
I guess Lew talked with you about me. Lots to say to you my friend. I
will bring lots and lots of Bangladeshi tea for you guys.



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Old 27-10-2003, 10:06 PM
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For the guy on the way to the Asian market buy all the brands of this stuff
you can. There won't be that many.

Jim


You got that right. In the particular store I went to, I didn't find any
black (or red) teas. From what I could tell, I think the store may have
been predominantly Korean. It pretty much only had Japanese greens and
Barley Tea.

It took me a bit to get used to the Chinese black teas, but since I have I
can honestly say I haven't had a Keemun that I didn't like. I've had some
cheaper Keemuns, Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A, Keemun Ji Hong, and
Keemun Imperial. Like Jim and Michael said, some were better than others
but none were bad.

Blues


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Old 28-10-2003, 07:26 AM
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Hi Ripon,

There can be many kinds of Keemun. In China, you can actually seek out a tea
master to custom make different kinds of Keemun for you, such as Mao Jian
Keemun.

Keemun Mao Feng is a Black tea. It is produced by using Mao Feng tea leaves
in the process of making Keemun. Similarly, Keemun Hao Ya is produced with
young bud leaf. A and B is just the quality (if I'm not mistaken).

Respectfully,
Daniel
http://www.TeaSpring.com


"Ripon" wrote in message
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Tea lovers:

How many kinds of Keemun are there? What's the differences are between
Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A and Keemun Hao Ya B? How is Keemun Mao

Feng
Green tea? I am a Keemun lover, just curious to know about your

thought.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)
















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Old 28-10-2003, 02:33 PM
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A Korean store is the last place for a selection of teas. They are a coffee
consuming country like ours. None of the Korean stores in town stock any
tea. I do enjoy adding tea masala to their mill tea when it is a nasty
winter day.

Jim

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"Space Cowboy" wrote in message
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For the guy on the way to the Asian market buy all the brands of this

stuff
you can. There won't be that many.

Jim


You got that right. In the particular store I went to, I didn't find any
black (or red) teas. From what I could tell, I think the store may have
been predominantly Korean. It pretty much only had Japanese greens and
Barley Tea.

It took me a bit to get used to the Chinese black teas, but since I have I
can honestly say I haven't had a Keemun that I didn't like. I've had some
cheaper Keemuns, Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A, Keemun Ji Hong, and
Keemun Imperial. Like Jim and Michael said, some were better than others
but none were bad.

Blues


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Old 28-10-2003, 05:36 PM
Ripon
 
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It took me a bit to get used to the Chinese black teas, but since I have I
can honestly say I haven't had a Keemun that I didn't like. I've had some
cheaper Keemuns, Keemun Mao Feng, Keemun Hao Ya A, Keemun Ji Hong, and
Keemun Imperial. Like Jim and Michael said, some were better than others
but none were bad.


Blue hello, What is that Keemun Ji Hong? Never tried that.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)
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Blue hello, What is that Keemun Ji Hong? Never tried that.

Ripon.
(From Bangladesh)


What I had was from Upton, Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong ZK22. It was only
a small sample, but the tea was very mellow and smooth and had a sweetness
to it as it cooled. I enjoyed it very much. I remember thinking that it
wasn't as full flavored as some Keemuns, but as I said it was only a small
sample. A reviewer on the website found it "rich and full flavored". It's
a pretty inexpensive tea, so I'm sure I'll experiment with it some more.

Their website says: Rated a top tea region since the Tang Dynasty, Hubei
province produces this remarkable black tea. A special grade of Keemun.

You can read the reviews at www.uptontea.com

I recently received a sample from Special Teas of their Golden Monkey. It's
another very nice tea. While I'm not sure if it is a Keemun or not, it is
very similar. Sweet and smooth with a hint of spice. I'm not sure I tasted
any of the chocolate flavors most reviewers mention though.

Blues




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Old 29-10-2003, 07:26 PM
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I recently received a sample from Special Teas of their Golden Monkey. It's
another very nice tea. While I'm not sure if it is a Keemun or not, it is
very similar. Sweet and smooth with a hint of spice. I'm not sure I tasted
any of the chocolate flavors most reviewers mention though.

Blues


Blues:

yes golden monkey is another Keemun tea. you can consider this tea as
another top quality Keemun. Tastes more sweet,more chocolatey. Its
very good. Another top grade Keemun is Red Peony. I have tried red
peony firt time at a hotel in Indoneshia and i was so suprised with
its look because this tea tied togather with a silken thread to
resamble a flower. After that I am a fan of red peony. I recently
order some from Imperial tea court. My understanding is Anhui
province's all red tea(black tea) resemble Keemun taste. This is my
personal opinion. Actually tea vendors often confuse us with their own
version of exotic name. We need to be careful sometimes to order. In
the future i have a plan to talk about it here. Well, enjoy your
Golden money tea. please let us know, how you like it.

Ripon.
(From bangladesh)
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