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drank Lapsang Souchong by A C Perch's
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The dry leaf smells smoky and rich with a note of tarry sweetness. It’s more of a glazed ham than the smoked brisket I associate with other lapsang souchongs. Oddly enough, post-steeping I’m getting a chocolate scent under the smoke as well as a sweet fairly fruity smell.

Ha! It’s nice outside so we’ve opened the office door and my coworker just made a comment that it smells like someone is burning brush nearby. Nope, that’s my tea.

The taste is lovely – rich, smoky and silky with hints sweet. The smoke flavor is strong but nicely balanced with the flavor of the smooth, faintly sweetish tea (though I can no longer pick out the chocolaty and fruity aspects I got from the smell). There is no heavy tar note to this though I imagine one might show up if steeped extra long. Anyway, I’m not quite sure how this tea does it, but it manages to be both almost decadently rich and not too heavy. Quite a tasty little number! Thanks Angrboda!
3.1g/8oz

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

Chocolate? I haven’t found that. Lucky I ordered another batch of it recently when teaming up with Lexitus.
I’ve been generally very pleased with ACP. I don’t think I’ve had any of their stuff that I haven’t liked. Maybe I haven’t loved all of it, but I’ve liked it enough to drink it.

Auggy

I know, it sounds crazy! The Tan Yang Te Ji you sent me was the last tea I had in my ingenuiTEA and it smelled a bit like that but I know I washed it out thoroughly before I left work Friday. So either the magical powers of absorbent plastic, crazy freaking tea or broken sniffer caused the chocolate smell.

Angrboda

I’m not convinced the Tan Yang doesn’t have magical properties…

sophistre

Mmmm, this sounds fantastic.

Auggy

Angrboda, the Tan Yang is certainly good enough to contain a little magic. Mmm.
sophistre, it was quite yummy – really well balanced, I think.

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Angrboda

Chocolate? I haven’t found that. Lucky I ordered another batch of it recently when teaming up with Lexitus.
I’ve been generally very pleased with ACP. I don’t think I’ve had any of their stuff that I haven’t liked. Maybe I haven’t loved all of it, but I’ve liked it enough to drink it.

Auggy

I know, it sounds crazy! The Tan Yang Te Ji you sent me was the last tea I had in my ingenuiTEA and it smelled a bit like that but I know I washed it out thoroughly before I left work Friday. So either the magical powers of absorbent plastic, crazy freaking tea or broken sniffer caused the chocolate smell.

Angrboda

I’m not convinced the Tan Yang doesn’t have magical properties…

sophistre

Mmmm, this sounds fantastic.

Auggy

Angrboda, the Tan Yang is certainly good enough to contain a little magic. Mmm.
sophistre, it was quite yummy – really well balanced, I think.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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