Lapsang Souchong has been my favourite tea for many years. There is simply no comparison between the loose tea and tea bags in Twinings Lapsang Souchong – the tea bags still have the smokey aroma, but the loose tea has the same distinctive aroma as well as a richer and more robust flavour.
When my little brother was younger, he used to refer to my Lapsang Souchong as “bushfire tea” because of the smoky aroma. I often drink this tea alone, as my wife doesn’t like it – in fact, she won’t even let me brew it in her teapot! I always look forward to sharing a cup with my best mate whenever he visits (thanks Geoff!).
Nowadays it’s almost impossible to find Twinings Lapsang Souchong loose tea on supermarket shelves around here (regional Victoria, Australia), so I’m usually stuck with the tea bags. Occasionally I treat myself to the loose Lapsang Souchong from Lupicia.
As with all other teas, I drink mine black with no sugar.