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When I was younger I had a very nasty Lapsang experience.
I only recently started purchasing them again, because it was a tea that my coffee drinking husband had shown some interest in.
I purchased this and then a Lapsang from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I enjoy the polite or elegant Lapsang from MRH over this one.
This one seems a tad rough or harsher to me.
I am glad I started with the other Lapsang though, because I can appreciate this tea and enjoy it when I am sharing a pot of it with my husband (who declares this tea..“Now this is a Manly Tea!”)
I just noticed that the smokiness in this tea almost tasted a little bitter compared to the last tea which the smokiness was smooth.
I feel rather silly doing this review since I have only three Lapsangs to compare too, and one of those was over 10 years ago and terrible (or my taste buds hated it at the time, maybe it was not all the tea)
But, this is not a bad Lapsang, maybe not one to try right away as a beginner of Lapsangs.
To all those Lapsang Lovers out there, I am supposed to ask you if there is any stronger Lapsangs than this one from H&S…apparently if there is a more manly Lapsang out there, my Hubby wants to know about it. (long suffering sigh inserted here)
Brewed in my Bodum for 4 minutes.
The color is a beautiful amber.

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ashmanra

Lots of folks like Black Dragon from Upton, I love Baker Street Afternoon from Upton but don’t know if it is really stronger than this one but it is soooo good. I thought Russian Country by Harney was stronger than this one but it was too strong for me. How about Manteas from Frank at 52teas? Some of the maple bacon ones might appeal to your hubby. And coffee drinkers often love puerh!

Hesper June

Thanks!
I will look into these.
I have not tried any Puerh’s yet, I hear y’all talking about them on here, but it is not a tea I have explored as of yet.

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ashmanra

Lots of folks like Black Dragon from Upton, I love Baker Street Afternoon from Upton but don’t know if it is really stronger than this one but it is soooo good. I thought Russian Country by Harney was stronger than this one but it was too strong for me. How about Manteas from Frank at 52teas? Some of the maple bacon ones might appeal to your hubby. And coffee drinkers often love puerh!

Hesper June

Thanks!
I will look into these.
I have not tried any Puerh’s yet, I hear y’all talking about them on here, but it is not a tea I have explored as of yet.

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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