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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Nothing quite like a cup of Lapsang, though mine came in a different packaging, I suspect it is simply the same series but repackaged. A full and bold flavour of dry, smoked meats and charwood, served from my clay teapot. Lovely stuff.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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This is probably my favourite every day cuppa, but I am having trouble finding a Waitrose that stocks it. Does anyone know whether it has been discontinued?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
fennar01

I got it loose leaf very recently, its one of my favourites. But i’m not sure if they sell it baggeg

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A highly aromatic tea that has an autumnal aroma, tastes slightly fruity and is quite sweet. A hint of smokiness.

Brewed in a 2-cup pot with a dash of soymilk in each cup.

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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I brewed this tea a lot more impatiently today than the last time, and the result was very well balanced. Nice flavor to it, even with ice added.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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I maybe brewed this a bit strong, because it’s a little more tannic than I would expect given the descriptions I’ve read. Still, it’s a nice, fully flavored basic black tea

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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Makes me think of autumn; damp leaves underfoot, bare-limbed trees, wood fires exhaling smoky sweet breath…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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drank Assam by Waitrose
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drank Assam by Waitrose
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Perfect for a wet & windy morning. Well, any morning actually..

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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I could smell the maltiness as I poured it. This is definitely growing on me.

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Wakey, wakey, rise and shine!

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Nice and strong. Needed it after getting home late from the gig last night

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Experimenting with a stronger brew, and it’s much more effective. It feels wrong to drink an Assam in the evening, but a man’s gotta do… Maybe I’m hoping for an Ovaltine maltiness before bedtime

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drank Assam by Waitrose
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Bought this after the success of the lapsang souchong. This is not as good. It’s not large leaf for a start, but the main thing is that the taste is a bit flat. Not enough malt for my liking. So, drinkable, but not exciting…

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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Like a good cigar after a meal. Probably.

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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To follow the bacon sandwich with worcester sauce. Mmmmmm.

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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drank Lapsang Souchong by Waitrose
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I had always shied away from lapsang before, but really enjoyed a Smoky Russian Caravan I had bought over the web. I happened to be in Waitrose and spotted this. Large leaf tea, cheap (£1.20/packet), why not give it a try? I’m really impressed. It does smell (and taste) of bonfires, but there’s a sweetness there too. Lovely, and it makes me want to try a more expensive one at some point to see if I can taste the difference!

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