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Nothing to see here, move along, move along. Nothing new. But this, while not being anything extraordinary, just really is my cup of tea, I just keep reaching for it. When flavoured teas (even grey mixes) are just not IT, when black tea is just too morning-like, when green tea seems too sharp and oolong too weedy-herbalish, there is lapsang souchong. And the Twinings one is oh so reliable at that punch of smoke. Thank you, that was just what i needed.

(to like this it might help if one likes smokey whiskey. And vice-versa of course. It most certainly will NOT be everybody´s cup of tea, even if it is mine)

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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
E Alexander Gerster

Twinings Lapsang Souchong is one of the first teas I ever became addicted to, way back in my university days. I always had a tin at hand, and could be assured that no one else would steal it from studio because I think they all were scared of the smokey aroma. I was shocked to see that Twinings moved their factory to Poland, after 300+ years in the UK, and as of last month they also have stopped exporting tins of this loose tea to the USA. Such a shame. They quit selling their Russian Caravan tea here a decade ago… another lightly smoky tea that was always pleasing!

cteresa

Oh, I had a pack of russian caravan once, some of the first tea I ever bought. Though bought at the same time, my one true love (now deceased but always mourned) was their rose pouchiog, which was just oh so so lovely.

And yay about the love of the smoky tea. We are the 1% in that.

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E Alexander Gerster

Twinings Lapsang Souchong is one of the first teas I ever became addicted to, way back in my university days. I always had a tin at hand, and could be assured that no one else would steal it from studio because I think they all were scared of the smokey aroma. I was shocked to see that Twinings moved their factory to Poland, after 300+ years in the UK, and as of last month they also have stopped exporting tins of this loose tea to the USA. Such a shame. They quit selling their Russian Caravan tea here a decade ago… another lightly smoky tea that was always pleasing!

cteresa

Oh, I had a pack of russian caravan once, some of the first tea I ever bought. Though bought at the same time, my one true love (now deceased but always mourned) was their rose pouchiog, which was just oh so so lovely.

And yay about the love of the smoky tea. We are the 1% in that.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

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I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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