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As some Steepsterites know, either some false advertising went on with this tea or it was just an honest mistake. I’m personally not a fan of smokey teas so the Lapsang souchong surprise isn’t a pleasant one for me. This was also sold as a chocolate EGC, but I don’t really taste any chocolate in this. Yes, there are mini chocolate chips but the smokiness is covering that up.

There is also a fair share of colourful sprinkles and silver dragées, so consequently, you’re left with a reddish-orange skum ring on the surface.

Without any additives, it’s a lighter Lapsang with a weak bergamot note. I added some coconut almond milk in hopes of drowning out the smoke. What it left me with is black forest ham. I’m not even joking. I’m not really a fan of red meat as it is, so a tea that tastes like it is a bonus right there.

Why did this have to happen?

Tealizzy

Haha! Ya, I still have my bag of this promised to Kittenna. She may be the only one who likes it!

Fjellrev

It sure seems like it! It’s funny how by the time this tea showed up on my doorstep, it was already discontinued. Then the ZOMG THIS IS SMOKE CITY reviews started the pour in. Interesting series of events.

Fjellrev

started to*

Kittenna

Bahaha, I came here to check comments and offer to take yours too, Incendiare! You’re in Canada, right? If so, perhaps we could trade some S’mores Genmaicha for Professor Grey… :)

Kittenna

& Tealizzy, I do still want yours as well, whenever we get around to that! (It’s going to be a terrible time for me to do much until about May, but I’m still in!!)

Kittenna

Also, black forest ham?! That’s hilarious. :D

Fjellrev

Yep, I sure am. I think I saw Daisy interested in S’mores genmaicha though, so maybe she would be happier with it? I’m honestly not really all that itching to try it. But! You are more than welcome to have the rest of my Professor Grey. Geez, you honestly like it that much that you’d take virtually EVERYONE’S?

Sil

More importantly, knowing what I know about kittenna’s tea stash…..she must REALLY love this one!

Emilie

I actually enjoy this one, though I do wish it tasted like it claims

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Tealizzy

Haha! Ya, I still have my bag of this promised to Kittenna. She may be the only one who likes it!

Fjellrev

It sure seems like it! It’s funny how by the time this tea showed up on my doorstep, it was already discontinued. Then the ZOMG THIS IS SMOKE CITY reviews started the pour in. Interesting series of events.

Fjellrev

started to*

Kittenna

Bahaha, I came here to check comments and offer to take yours too, Incendiare! You’re in Canada, right? If so, perhaps we could trade some S’mores Genmaicha for Professor Grey… :)

Kittenna

& Tealizzy, I do still want yours as well, whenever we get around to that! (It’s going to be a terrible time for me to do much until about May, but I’m still in!!)

Kittenna

Also, black forest ham?! That’s hilarious. :D

Fjellrev

Yep, I sure am. I think I saw Daisy interested in S’mores genmaicha though, so maybe she would be happier with it? I’m honestly not really all that itching to try it. But! You are more than welcome to have the rest of my Professor Grey. Geez, you honestly like it that much that you’d take virtually EVERYONE’S?

Sil

More importantly, knowing what I know about kittenna’s tea stash…..she must REALLY love this one!

Emilie

I actually enjoy this one, though I do wish it tasted like it claims

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