Well, that’s a surprise – I just drank a cup of this and thought it was absolutely delicious! I only ordered it (the 10 g sample size) on a whim, because I have thought for a long time that I don’t like lapsang souchong. It’s good to find out things about yourself, even if they’re “You don’t even know what YOU like” kind of things, right? Er, right??
Anyway, I don’t think I’ve even tried one since moving back to Ireland, almost 20 years ago. Maybe tastes have changed, maybe I was drinking it ‘wrong’, or maybe this is just a really good tea. (I think I’m going to send some to cteresa to see what she thinks.) Whatever the reason, I brewed up a cup this morning, with about 1.5 teaspoons (big cup) and then drank it without milk, which is both weaker and milk-less-er than I usually drink the morning caffeine blast. (By milk I mean either soy or almond, and right now it’s almond, as our local grocery store has started stocking Alpro Almond – yay!) I meant to add a small splash of milk about halfway through, but found myself with an empty cup before I knew it. Smooth, slightly sweet and smoky. Not even a hint of bitterness or over-astringency.
I’m so glad I happened to see PureAromaTea’s 25% off Steepster discount, which pushed me into ordering from them! Really enjoying working my way through the teas.