22 Tasting Notes
I’ve found that Lapsang Souchong is, for a lot of people, rather like Guinness: You either love it or hate it. I love it. The scent and taste remind me of hot cups of tea around a campfire when I was young. This is one of the few dark teas I can stand without a sweetener even though it’s a little astringent. I love breathing in the smoky steam and it just makes me feel cozy.
A favorite from childhood, the orange notes were always what I drank when I had a cold. Mom’s “Spice tea, please”, a perennial comfort food.