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drank Lapsang Souchong by Harney & Sons
2418 tasting notes

I’ve had so many lapsangs lately but I thought I would give this one a whirl too, to see how it stands up to the competition!

The aroma is very smoky – woo! This tea certainly packs a wallop. The aroma is definitely that of a campfire I would say. The aftertaste is definitely not as sweet as some I’ve had so I’m missing that a bit, this is more like liquid smoke all the way!

I thought I would try adding some soymilk to this but I accidentally got vanilla soymilk at the store instead of my normal plain. Could not resist the urge to try it with this tea, it actually isn’t too bad… ha ha

There’s something about a lapsang that seems strong and fortifying. I thought this was pretty good but there’s a few I like better right now.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Woman after my own heart!

ScottTeaMan

The only straight LS from Stash many years ago-and it reminded me of this review-campfire & liquid smoke, but I seem to remember quite a bit of sweetness. I really liked it alot at first, but put it aside for months. When I came back to it something had changed! I ended up drinking half of the 2 oz sample, and threw the rest out. Maybe it was stale. ://

Anywhooo, I suspect Bonnie may be sending me a LS sample or two, so I’m getting back on the LS horse. Speaking of horses, I can’t forget about the Belmont this Saturday!

Amy, next time you order from Upton Tea, I think you would enjoy their Baker Street Blend:

http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?UTid=385-7-10616397&afterCart=/shopcart/item.asp&from=catalog.asp&itemID=TB75&begin=0&parent=Teas%3EMiscellaneous%3EBlends&category=Afternoon&sortMethod=0&categoryID=40

Vortegne

I just ordered my LS, waiting for it eagerly now :)

TeaBrat

Scott – i have had the Baker Street and it’s nice. I am still partial to Hu Kwa and also the Lapsang from Mandala tea.

ScottTeaMan

I’m looking at a Fall order from Mandala, so I’ll keep that in mind. To me LS teas are more for Fall…….however, the whole smokey, campfire thing is a summery activity. What am I trying to say?? WTH!!…….It can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

TeaBrat

Well, in San Francisco the foggy summers make it feel like winter anyway. :)

ScottTeaMan

I know, yesterday it was 92 here…….I was wondering about SF and you had a high around 62 and a low of ?? like 49. Cool nights to be sure.

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Bonnie

Woman after my own heart!

ScottTeaMan

The only straight LS from Stash many years ago-and it reminded me of this review-campfire & liquid smoke, but I seem to remember quite a bit of sweetness. I really liked it alot at first, but put it aside for months. When I came back to it something had changed! I ended up drinking half of the 2 oz sample, and threw the rest out. Maybe it was stale. ://

Anywhooo, I suspect Bonnie may be sending me a LS sample or two, so I’m getting back on the LS horse. Speaking of horses, I can’t forget about the Belmont this Saturday!

Amy, next time you order from Upton Tea, I think you would enjoy their Baker Street Blend:

http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?UTid=385-7-10616397&afterCart=/shopcart/item.asp&from=catalog.asp&itemID=TB75&begin=0&parent=Teas%3EMiscellaneous%3EBlends&category=Afternoon&sortMethod=0&categoryID=40

Vortegne

I just ordered my LS, waiting for it eagerly now :)

TeaBrat

Scott – i have had the Baker Street and it’s nice. I am still partial to Hu Kwa and also the Lapsang from Mandala tea.

ScottTeaMan

I’m looking at a Fall order from Mandala, so I’ll keep that in mind. To me LS teas are more for Fall…….however, the whole smokey, campfire thing is a summery activity. What am I trying to say?? WTH!!…….It can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

TeaBrat

Well, in San Francisco the foggy summers make it feel like winter anyway. :)

ScottTeaMan

I know, yesterday it was 92 here…….I was wondering about SF and you had a high around 62 and a low of ?? like 49. Cool nights to be sure.

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