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it really does smell like campfire! well, campfire with a hint of berry :D

but it doesn’t taste like campfire, and i suppose that’s a good thing… to be honest, maybe I put too much splenda in- but it tastes like a normal (though very nice cup of black tea) with a hint of berry… and the lovely campfire smell.

i still really like it. The description makes it sound like it’s a wonderful fall tea and it does remind me of burning leaves a bit- but moreso I love sniffing and imagining i’m in a chateau ski-lodge in Colorado.

update uhmm, it’s highly possible i oversteeped this tea… perhaps 5 minutes is too much. because it’s starting to taste bitter.

i added creamer and that’s softened it. much better!

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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Auggy

Yay London Tea Room! Yay you posting a review! Yay! :)

I actually had some Lapsang souchong yesterday and it was remarkably not horrible. You might like it – sort of like drinking the sweet aftermath of a light campfire…. MUCH lighter than the smell would indicate. Dan said it was like drinking Liquid Smoke. So how do you feel about that? Hehe.

With the gunpowder in it, you might try 2 -3 mins to see if that helps the bitter. And with berry and whatnot, you might not need your normal mega-levels of sweetener. Maybe. But yay for creamer fixing it!

Cofftea

Berry and cream campfire… While the tasting note was a delight to read, just not my cup of tea:)

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Auggy

Yay London Tea Room! Yay you posting a review! Yay! :)

I actually had some Lapsang souchong yesterday and it was remarkably not horrible. You might like it – sort of like drinking the sweet aftermath of a light campfire…. MUCH lighter than the smell would indicate. Dan said it was like drinking Liquid Smoke. So how do you feel about that? Hehe.

With the gunpowder in it, you might try 2 -3 mins to see if that helps the bitter. And with berry and whatnot, you might not need your normal mega-levels of sweetener. Maybe. But yay for creamer fixing it!

Cofftea

Berry and cream campfire… While the tasting note was a delight to read, just not my cup of tea:)

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