Hao Ya 'A' is the most intense Keemun black tea, loaded with light chocolate and toasty flavors. The city of Keemun was a highlight of Mike's trip to China a few years ago, when he traveled there for the start of the Hao Ya 'A' season. Keemuns are considered some of the best black teas in China.
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Keemuns are some China's most renowned black teas, since the British acquired a love for Keemuns. The teas come from the rolling hills in southeastern Anhui Province in China. After the MaoFeng is finished around the beginning of May, the Hao Yas are made. Hao Ya's are separated: the best tips become Hao Ya A and the next best tips become Hao Ya 'B'.
Small, intensely dark leaves with a bit of a sheen.
Clear and dark copper liquor.
Strong notes of cocoa and apricot.
This is a full-bodied tea.
The Keemun Hao Ya 'A' has dark cocoa flavors. It is more intense the Hao Ya 'B'.