Mark T. Wendell
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I had this(again)! almost out…down to 2 or three servings left.
The earthy flavor makes this one of my favorite Yunnans. Sipping it conjures up images of my British grandmother in her beige cardigan, serving me afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches.
Good quality, good tasting cup. The faintest hint of smokiness. A great everyday tea.
My favorite of the Lapsangs’s because the base tea is so good and it is very nicely balanced Simply the best of them all.
to me this is very similar to PGTips
I found this to be less smoky than the various Lapsang Souchong I get in Chinatown
This is going to be my “morning brew” for awhile…I inherited a 1/2 lb of it from a friend who thought it was too mild. I’ll not bother to post more on it…save everyone the boredom.
The smokiness is something you learn to love or hate, but this tea is smoother with more balanced briskness than other lapsang souchongs. Join an online tasting of this tea: http://walkerteareview.com/?p=2373
Ok, I think I’ve figured this one out. You have to use a bit extra dry tea to develop body with this tea. 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons (again, the silverware, not the measuring spoon) at a minimum for a 12oz cup of tea. I’m using drinkably Hot water and a full 4 minutes of steeping. The resulting tea is very mild and not astringent at all. A very tame cup of tea.
Used a bit extra (1 1/2 teaspoons) dry tea this time, as the tea is in large fragments (~1 – 1.5cm). Hot water from the coffee brewer and 4 minutes steep yielded a light rust/brown tea that is very mild in flavor. Not grassy in flavor…I can’t quite nail it down.
Very strong— good for an afternoon boost.
Good for when I want something a little different.
Strong, as expected. Has a mellow, earthy taste. I did not find it particularly remarkable, rather a plain, middle of the road, strong tea. Bet it would make a good iced tea and a good tea for water of questionable quality (water with its own taste)
Found a stash of this that I didn’t know I had. Its old and a bit off (can tea be tired and musty?).
2nd steeping…still good.
A strong tea with a lot of body. This tea has an earthy, loamy flavor. Very easy to overbrew. The tea has a different appearance from other “leaf” teas. It is very fine, almost like gunpowder teas and needs to be measured when brewing…its soooo easy to get a lot more than you think! Re-steeps well (for me).
Tried this one again. Full teaspoon (not the tsp) with Hot (200f) water for about 5 minutes. Lightly colored. Good flavor with a bit of body. Very mild tannin only at the aftertaste. I think the key is HOT! water.
got some of this from a friend. Steeped 5 minutes to get some color…Very light, not astringent, mild mild mild, even after 5 minutes of steeping. Knowing that tea IS flavored water, this is just flavored water….
I’ll try this one again in the future just to make sure it wasn’t a bad day.
This is my daily cup of morning tea. This is not Lipton’s (for the Americans)…this is something in a class all its own. Brewed lightly, it is a peaceful, sipping tea. It has the character to be brewed dark and makes a wonderful iced tea. It is possible to over brew this tea, in which case you will get an astringent, biting flavor that is not too pleasant…but takes to watering down (as in iced tea) to save it.
This tea is has very strong, smokey flavors. I found the smokiness to be overpowering and I did not care for it. Victorian Afternoon, by Mark T. Wendell is similar, but not overpowered with smoke.
Wonderful stuff, can be too strong, so a smaller amount of tea or a shorter brew is often better.