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I have never had a Lapsang Souchong before so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. I thought… a little smokiness from the tasting notes. Well, I got smokiness to swoon over. It is really lovely! Really brings back sweet memories of campfires with friends and family. What an aroma! I almost didn’t want to drink it, just breath it in. I added a just a bit of stevia and it became a smooth, lovely cup for sitting and reading the paper. (What’s a paper? Remember newspapers?) The smokiness is very enjoyable, in a relaxing way. It’s not a tea to bounce you out of bed in the morning. It’s more of a calm afternoon tea break. This is one I would not want everyday, but I can picture enjoying it many times in the future. This re-steeped twice with good results. :)

I’m on vacation in Florida and checking out all the tea shops nearby. I’ve bought about 20 teas this week. It’ll take some time to do tasting notes on all of them but gosh. I guess I just have to force myself to drink lots of new teas!

Flavors: Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
mj

Have a good vacation :)

Suziqzer

Vacations are great for new tea! There aren’t any tea shops near where I live so I always look for tea buying opportunities when I’m on vacation too.

Mandy

What part of Florida? I’m assuming not Orlando since we don’t seem to believe in tea over here or something.

carol who

I’m visiting Sarasota. July is not the time to visit Florida. I have been petitioning my mom to change her birthday to sometime in November but she seems reluctant. :P

I’ve gone to three really excellent tea shops and have gotten about 30 teas. Oops! I don’t think I’ll be able to sneak that by my husband very easily. I’ll write about the teas and places in my tasting notes when I get home.

I think I’ve gained about 3 lbs while I’m down here. Weight watchers is going to be very upset with me! All we do is eat. Even with all my walking (indoors 3-5 miles) I don’t think I’ve made a dent in all the weight I’ve gained. :(

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mj

Have a good vacation :)

Suziqzer

Vacations are great for new tea! There aren’t any tea shops near where I live so I always look for tea buying opportunities when I’m on vacation too.

Mandy

What part of Florida? I’m assuming not Orlando since we don’t seem to believe in tea over here or something.

carol who

I’m visiting Sarasota. July is not the time to visit Florida. I have been petitioning my mom to change her birthday to sometime in November but she seems reluctant. :P

I’ve gone to three really excellent tea shops and have gotten about 30 teas. Oops! I don’t think I’ll be able to sneak that by my husband very easily. I’ll write about the teas and places in my tasting notes when I get home.

I think I’ve gained about 3 lbs while I’m down here. Weight watchers is going to be very upset with me! All we do is eat. Even with all my walking (indoors 3-5 miles) I don’t think I’ve made a dent in all the weight I’ve gained. :(

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats. Flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking :-p
My husband of 42 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say.
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 32 years. It’s almost new DW time!!!! In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send them to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.

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