Mark T. Wendell
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Taking a break from household reconstruction to flit online and discovered this review is posted: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2213/tea-review-mark-t-wendell-hu-kwa-lapsang-souchong-2/
Incidentally, the cup in the profile picture survived the storm; it’s handle didn’t. :(
Thanks again to Geoffrey for sending me some of this tea.
I really do love this tea. It has a beautiful flavor – very rich and flavorful. I love the warm spicy undertones and the hint of sweetness that hits around mid-sip. It is not quite as bold as an authentic Keemun, but, that’s OK… sometimes different is good, and in this case that’s very true. A very pleasant, deep, complex flavor that I’m enjoying immensely.
See how my tastes have changed for this gem!
This smells a little herbally but it seems to have a SMIDGE of berry aroma hiding somewhere, too. The spices are very subtle…very light. Once infused I can smell the lemongrass and the spice is just underneath the lemon-aroma. The taste is very different…there is a cinnamon powder type taste paired with the lemongrass on the tongue and that’s on top of the stereotypical green bean or fresh pea type taste I have been associating with Guayusa. Not bad. Very different from what I expected…but not bad at all!
Yet another surprise! Just when I think I can predict a flavor of a tea – I am dead wrong – but in cases like this – I LIKE THIS! I LIKE being WRONG! :)
This has a very masculine black tea aroma and taste. It’s very rich and bold. It has hints of pepper and earthiness to it. An even smaller hint of smoke, too.
I really like this because of how different it ended up being! YUM!
I just received a HUGE box from Mark T Wendell from UPS and I’m jumping right in!!!!
This is surely Vanilla flavored black, indeed! The aroma is intense and the black tea and vanilla flavoring (to taste) is about medium strength in each area.
Overall this is an enjoying cuppa! I’m not a vanilla freak so maybe if you are you will find this to be just what you are looking for! As for an outsider looking in – I did want to try it to compare notes! This is very nice! And that’s coming from someone ‘middle of the road’ in the liking-vanilla world, so to speak! :)