Pine Peak Keemun, Whispering Pines

Having been a tea blogger for a couple of years, I never lost my love for tea. I am always happy to talk about it, give recommendations and (of course!) drink it! I still have quite the stash to work through, but I have to admit that there are a few companies that shine as favorites. I would say that Whispering Pines is one of those. And the chatter I hear amongst other tea blogging friends seems about the same.

The dry leaves are a dark chocolate color and have a refreshing light sawdust air. They appear about an inch in length and excellent quality.

The wet leaves smell a bit like wet leaves, but a bit like bark. They are a lighter chocolate color and still about half an inch to three-quarters of an inch in length.

The color of the liquor is a very light caramel or darker amber color. It has a clean glow and is a medium body. It has a light cracker air and tastes a bit like one. The taste is a very light sawdust air on a bark-like note. As it cools, you’ll notice some light honey notes and a bit of a sweet taste. This makes a nice effect of forgetting you steeped your tea. Just try to catch it before it gets cold!

This is a delicious tea, which is exactly what I would expect from Whispering Pines. Brandon’s teas have a reputation that is well earned, and this is a good example of why. I would buy, recommend and drink this anytime. It is a very versatile tea, and while it might be a little expensive for a daily drinker, it’s certainly something that is capable and wouldn’t tire. It’s easy to drink and will disappear just as quickly as you poured it, so try to savor it.

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