Recent Tasting Notes
This tea makes for a nice robust everyday tea. It is not as sweet as some of the new style non smokey Lapsang’s I’ve had and that doesn’t really bring out those lovely sweeter molasses/honey caramel tones I love in these teas until later steeps. It does have a lovely mix of roasted sweet potato, charred bread crust, cocoa, dark honey, at times dark chocolate, molasses, rye bread and currants. I’m still searching for my chocolate caramel tasting lapsang and I have others that I prefer in my cupboard but this is a nice robust tea.
Scent: Roasted sweet potato, dark chocolate red fruit, dark rye and honey
15s. Roasted sweet potato, charred bread crust, cocoa, honey and currants underneath.
20s. Stronger dark chocolate notes, with dark rye and a touch of honey with red fruit under Neath. Not overly sweet. Hint of molasses and dark chocolate, robust roasted grains note . fruit and honey underneath.
30s dark honey, rye bread hint of cocoa and dried red fruits.
40s. Honey, cocoa, grain and red fruits. not as strong as last steep increase steep time.
70s molasses, cocoa, grain notes,
Cocoa, grain notes and honey.
120s. Dark,honey with grainy malt note a bit of cocoa and a little astringency
I’m a little confused.
a> I’m not sure this is the correct place to log this tea. It seemed like the one that fit the best – so this is where I’m putting it.
b> I thought Lapsang Souchong was smoked tea – additional smoke applied to it?
This is my second tea of the morning from yyz awesome samples. This is a great black tea, I really like it, I would restock more of it. What it’s not (or at least to me – sometimes I live in my own little world) is a traditional Lapsang Souchong. If you just handed me this tea, I would think – awesome, great black tea with a hint of smokey notes – I would never think it’s a Lapsang Souchong.
Regardless of what it’s called and my thoughts on what it should be. This is a very nice tea. I’m really enjoying it this morning.
ETA: Sorry all that was appalling grammar, corrected for clarity.