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?
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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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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.
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
Makes me think of autumn; damp leaves underfoot, bare-limbed trees, wood fires exhaling smoky sweet breath…
not bad att allll
Perfect for a wet & windy morning. Well, any morning actually..
Like a good cigar after a meal. Probably.
I could smell the maltiness as I poured it. This is definitely growing on me.
Wakey, wakey, rise and shine!
To follow the bacon sandwich with worcester sauce. Mmmmmm.
Nice and strong. Needed it after getting home late from the gig last night
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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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…
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!