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Well, my first encounter with smoky tea, was Mr. Morgan’s tea (http://steepster.com/teas/the-pierpoint-morgan-library/15626-mr-morgans-tea) and if you take a look at my review, you’ll know that it wasn’t a good one.

I went to David’s Tea to talk to one of the girls about Mr. Morgan’s tea and the fact it smelled like cigars and she suggested I try this one. So, although I was a bit worried that I just didn’t have a thing for this kind of tea, I thought I’d give it a shot.

It’s definitely different! If you like smoky teas I recommend it. I let it steep for quite a while (totally forgot about it) but the tea didn’t become too bitter or strong! The flavour lasts though, and the smell reminds me of a fireplace—which makes me feel warmer!

A good thing since I’m about to start facing down a Canadian winter!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Dorothy

Absolutely a great tea to have around for the Canadian winter. :D

Michelle Butler Hallett

Must try, but I have about 200g of a favoured lapsang souchong already on hand. A good lapsang is incredible.

Beckara

It feels like a tea that I would be terrified to mess up if I was making it. One false move and you’ve made ashtray water!

Michelle Butler Hallett

And God help you if the tea is inferior. I once bought a box of Taylors of Harrogate’s lapsang souchong teabags … euh. Like drinking out of an ashtray. Especially disappointing as I’d just convinced a relucant friend to try lapsang souchong, and that was her introduction. ToH’s loose lapsang has never let me down, though. My current stash comes from that local teashop I keep mentioning, Britannia Teas on Water Street, St John’s. If you’re ever in St John’s, get yourself to Britannia.

Beckara

Now I have to come up with an excuse to go to St John’s. I’ve actually never been! My family hails from North Sydney, so I’ve been there, and Halifax but never made the trip to Nfld. I want to.

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Dorothy

Absolutely a great tea to have around for the Canadian winter. :D

Michelle Butler Hallett

Must try, but I have about 200g of a favoured lapsang souchong already on hand. A good lapsang is incredible.

Beckara

It feels like a tea that I would be terrified to mess up if I was making it. One false move and you’ve made ashtray water!

Michelle Butler Hallett

And God help you if the tea is inferior. I once bought a box of Taylors of Harrogate’s lapsang souchong teabags … euh. Like drinking out of an ashtray. Especially disappointing as I’d just convinced a relucant friend to try lapsang souchong, and that was her introduction. ToH’s loose lapsang has never let me down, though. My current stash comes from that local teashop I keep mentioning, Britannia Teas on Water Street, St John’s. If you’re ever in St John’s, get yourself to Britannia.

Beckara

Now I have to come up with an excuse to go to St John’s. I’ve actually never been! My family hails from North Sydney, so I’ve been there, and Halifax but never made the trip to Nfld. I want to.

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I’m a twenty-something who attends Concordia University studying English Lit and Irish Studies. I also work at an online store that sells party supplies and costumes! My life is literally a party everyday!

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Now! About tea!

Formerly an avid coffee drinker I realised that 1. I didn’t really like the taste and 2. I really wasn’t ever getting enough sleep. The switch to tea was, at first, a painful one as extensively my knowledge of tea reached only so far as what was available at Tim Hortons and what my grandmothers kept in their cupboards.

I had a roommate, however, that never drank coffee—and slowly but surely I found myself converted. Then, just last summer, I stumbled upon DavidsTea and my life was changed forever.

Besides David’s, I also visit Teaopia whenever I’m back in Ontario, I’ve recently uncovered Camellia Sinensis in Montreal and new place that I’m yet to try—Milly’s Boutique!

I’m also a strong believer in Twinings and The Stash Company, and I’ve recently ordered some teas from 52teas, The Republic of Tea and Andrews & Dunham and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival!

P.S. I love to write, and I love tea so expect me to chatter about in my reviews quite a bit!

Current Favorite Teas:
Cocoa Paradiso by David’s Tea
Coco Chai Rooibos by David’s Tea
Lady Grey by Twinings
Rooibos Chai Organic by Camellia Sinensis

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