I approached this tea with some trepidation. I have had Lapsang Souchong before and found the smokiness too pronounced for my tastes. Well, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It is gorgeous, lightly smokey, fruity and it makes me think of camping in the mountains with the smell of pine logs burning on the fire. I am not getting the cocoa undertones that they say are there, but that is probably just my taste buds. I have really enjoyed this tea. I do think that it is a tea that I would only properly appreciate when in the right mood, but that is because it has a stronger flavour than the teas I generally drink a lot of. Spot on, Canton. Thank you.

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I am a qualified peripatetic berserkerologist peddling berserkjaknowledge wherever I can. I have always liked decent tea, but in 2011 I started working at learning what good tea really is. I continue to expand my horizons and discover new teas with the aid of my chums on Steepster, much to the chagrin of my wife, who despairs of my enthusiasm.

My favourite teas are Darjeelings, sheng puerhs and Anji Bai Cha. I return to these every time, after whatever flirtation with other teas I have been involved with.

I no longer rate the teas I drink because keeping ratings consistent proved to be rather hard work while not really giving me anything in return.


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