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I am warming up nicely to Lapsang Souchong.
I especially like this one by Grace Tea.
Their teas always smell so fresh and are some of the better quality tea I have ever had.
The smoke odor in both the leaf and in the tea is not light or puny, it is still very much a LS.
It is not harsh or rough though.
It very much tastes and smells like a tea that a fine gentleman (or lady) would like.
The hubster likes it but it still is not rough enough for him.
I think at some point I will take some burned pine needles from a campfire and some black tea and just brew it up, ash and dirt and all for him.
That just might be rough enough for him.
But, for me, this LS is lovely.
Since I am recent to LS’s, I enjoy the fact that I can still recognize a nice quality black tea as well as the smokiness in this tea.
Well done, Grace Tea Company.
Now, I am going to enjoy a few moments on this rainy morning, sipping this lovely tea while eating a piece of Spiced Pear Coffeecake.

Preparation
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ashmanra

Dadgummit! I KNEW there was another tea by Grace Rare Tea that I wanted to try when I was at Southern Season. This was it. Next time…

Claire

Hesper June, are you drinking the lapsang souchong straight or with milk and sugar?

Hesper June

Ashmanra, it is pretty tasty.
Would you like me to send you a sample before you purchase some?
Claire, I drink most all teas plain and the same goes for LS’s.
Although, I did try it sweetened and with milk (because Bonnie was talking about how she takes her LS this way, and when I grow up I want to be like Bonnie:) I personally did not care for it.
But, each to their own!

ashmanra

Aw, you are sweet to offer! Take a look at my cupboard and see if there is something you would like to try!

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ashmanra

Dadgummit! I KNEW there was another tea by Grace Rare Tea that I wanted to try when I was at Southern Season. This was it. Next time…

Claire

Hesper June, are you drinking the lapsang souchong straight or with milk and sugar?

Hesper June

Ashmanra, it is pretty tasty.
Would you like me to send you a sample before you purchase some?
Claire, I drink most all teas plain and the same goes for LS’s.
Although, I did try it sweetened and with milk (because Bonnie was talking about how she takes her LS this way, and when I grow up I want to be like Bonnie:) I personally did not care for it.
But, each to their own!

ashmanra

Aw, you are sweet to offer! Take a look at my cupboard and see if there is something you would like to try!

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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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Idaho

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