Review: Adagio Keemun Rhapsody

Perhaps the most famous of Chinese varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, sometimes incense aroma. Our Keemun Rhapsody is a complex showing of excellent quality Keemun. Toasty, biscuity aroma with a browned apple sweetness. Earthy fruit flavor, notes of aromatic lychee fruit. Lingering perfumy smokiness long after the cup is finished.


This is one nutty tea – perhaps the nuttiest I’ve tried. From scent alone, one can sense baked goods and earthy undertones, and the taste delivers just that, a woodland of coziness for fall or winter days. Pairing this with a sweet pastry would be delightful and it may even go well with a savory dish too. That being said, my one qualm with this blend is that it is far simpler than its description would indicate – the lychee and apple tastes are quite absent, if not nearly undetectable. So while I won’t be repurchasing, I’m certainly not displeased and wouldn’t have a problem recommending other people to give this blend a try.


Black Keemun Tea

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