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Woah! I feel I should preface this review by stating that I really like whisky – especially smokey, peaty whisky. So when I opened the packet the first thing I thought was WHISKY!

This really does smell like a campfire when you open it – lots of smoke and peat smell right up front. Brewed, the liquor still smells smokey with an undertone of rich black tea. A few sips in and I can taste a bit of sweetness and there’s a bite at the back of my throat. This honestly feels like sitting in the woods around a big campfire, and that is what you are drinking. The wood, the smoke, a bit of earth.

I think I may need to try more lapsang souchongs!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Becky

That sounds right up my alley!

Claire

I ended up only drinking about 1/3 of the cup because the smoke flavor was so strong, but shockingly Rayn downed the rest even though he 1) doesn’t usually like black tea and 2) doesn’t like whisky. shrug

Babble

The smoke flavor of Lapsang is usually too strong for me..

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Becky

That sounds right up my alley!

Claire

I ended up only drinking about 1/3 of the cup because the smoke flavor was so strong, but shockingly Rayn downed the rest even though he 1) doesn’t usually like black tea and 2) doesn’t like whisky. shrug

Babble

The smoke flavor of Lapsang is usually too strong for me..

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

Outside of Steepster I’m an English Lit major, and will FINALLY be graduating after the Fall 2013 semester. After that I plan on applying for graduate school to obtain a Master’s in Library Science. Currently I work as a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections department of my school’s library.
I also like reading (of course) and playing video games when I have time for them.

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