I could sit here an smell this tea all day! This is one on the stronger Lapsang Souchong’s I have smelt. Very strong smoke/resin/salt smell. It seems that most people either love or hate this style of tea. I guess I’m lucky enough to enjoy it. Being a fireman probably helps. It reminds me of this strong hickory smoked salt I use to rub on steaks. Maybe I’ll try adding this to a rub.
Anyway, on to the brew….Brewed for 5min. @ 212F
Still strong smoke in the nose, but the resiny smell has just about fully fallen to the back. Lightly brisk and fairly thin mouthfeel. Flavor is great though…smokey, woody, and tree bark. Very straight forward example of the style. The wet leaves are broken between 1/4" to 3/8" in size.
What a deal! $5.00 for a 3oz tin. I will defiantly be trying their Lapsang Souchong #1…It is a early picked Lapsang and is supposed to be sweeter.