Good morning Steepsterites.
This tea was literally calling out to me this morning.
“Aaaang!” it said. “I feel sooo negleeected! Whyyy don’t you driiink me any mooore?”
Poor little Lapsang! Just sitting there in the tin being all lonely and unloved. :´(
I can’t have that, can I? So I made a cup, and I made it extra strength too.
The aroma is all smoke and campfire and coniferous trees. There’s a sweet, surprisingly fruity note underneath as well.
Oh yes. The initial mouthful of smoke. The finish of pure sugar (note that I haven’t actually added anything to the cup. I almost never use additives and when I do I say so). Not even the slightest hint of astringency or bitterness or anything in spite of the fact that I used about a third more leaf than I normally would have. It’s just remarkably smooth on the middle.
I’m coming quite close to deciding on this one for my Perfect Lapsang. TeaSpring do carry some awesome LS and they’re fun to try. But this is what I’ll come back to. It’s awesome, it can totally measure up to TeaSpring’s LSs in my book, and it’s somewhat more cheaper only having to travel from Copenhagen to me and not all the way from China. (Even if I do think it’s a little bit fun to get mail from China)
Oh my little nomsang souchong! Please forgive me for straying!