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Looooove! such love for this tea.
It’s not harsh or biting at all, like so many other versions I’ve tried. The smokiness in a Lapsang tends to give it a scratchy sensation but not here, thankfully!
I added a bit of agave(maybe 1/2 tspn) this time around and it’s really picked up on the sweet note. I’m getting alot more marshmallow now.
Too bad I have a headache blooming. Maybe time for a chammy after this!

Bonnie

I LOVE a good Lapsang Souchong and my local tea house has a good one too. My grandkids call it The Memory Tea because it reminds them of when they lived in California in the Redwoods…the smell of woodfires in the morning…and camping. I love to drink it and look outside in the Winter at the snow. (I like it anytime really) I have a version called Lion and Lamb that has popped Jasmine Flowers…like popcorn and this mellows the smokiness a little. Glad you like this brand!!! I love some of The Spice and Tea Exchange tea blends!

Indigobloom

the memory tea, ahhh what a great name!! I usually call it campfire tea, since I very rarely get to go camping, and I didn’t go as a child haha.
Your grandchildren are lucky to have those memories :)
Sounds like you got a shipment from STE, what else was in your package?

Indigobloom

and popping jasmine tea, I’ve never heard of that, neato!!!!

Bonnie

Coconut Oolong, Strawberry Chocolate Puerh!!! Dessert at my house!!!! Actually my son is coming for Pascha (Easter) and lives by a STE in San Francisco (Pier 39) so I’m having him bring me STUFF and things from Chinatown (Gaiwan) which are inexpensive there.

Bonnie

Oh the Jasmine…Yep dry and fluffy like popcorn…really good! I was in Happy Luckys yesterday sharing some Puerh with the guys there and they gave me some (4oz sample) of this Lion and Lamb Lapsang Souchong with the Jasmine in it…I keep picking out the dry bits…not good…but it’s so delicious dry!

Indigobloom

Exciting!! to think you are so near an STE, I am just a tad jealous :P
I can imagine they would be quite tasty. Mmmm, reminds me of our popcorn supply downstairs!

Bonnie

SO NEAR …San Francisco is near to Fort Collins Colorado?!

Indigobloom

oh right my head is not here! lol
I have a headache… the only reason I can think my fingers would type such silliness :P

Bonnie

You’re still a cool chick! Hope you feel betah! Caffeine helps my migraines.

Indigobloom

heh thanks Bonnie <3
I do feel loads better after taking some meds… and a nap!

Scott B

I’m looking for a new Lapsang this year-maybe I’ll check this one out.

Indigobloom

I recommend it highly! my favourite is the second and fourth steeping. I’ve yet to make it to five.

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Bonnie

I LOVE a good Lapsang Souchong and my local tea house has a good one too. My grandkids call it The Memory Tea because it reminds them of when they lived in California in the Redwoods…the smell of woodfires in the morning…and camping. I love to drink it and look outside in the Winter at the snow. (I like it anytime really) I have a version called Lion and Lamb that has popped Jasmine Flowers…like popcorn and this mellows the smokiness a little. Glad you like this brand!!! I love some of The Spice and Tea Exchange tea blends!

Indigobloom

the memory tea, ahhh what a great name!! I usually call it campfire tea, since I very rarely get to go camping, and I didn’t go as a child haha.
Your grandchildren are lucky to have those memories :)
Sounds like you got a shipment from STE, what else was in your package?

Indigobloom

and popping jasmine tea, I’ve never heard of that, neato!!!!

Bonnie

Coconut Oolong, Strawberry Chocolate Puerh!!! Dessert at my house!!!! Actually my son is coming for Pascha (Easter) and lives by a STE in San Francisco (Pier 39) so I’m having him bring me STUFF and things from Chinatown (Gaiwan) which are inexpensive there.

Bonnie

Oh the Jasmine…Yep dry and fluffy like popcorn…really good! I was in Happy Luckys yesterday sharing some Puerh with the guys there and they gave me some (4oz sample) of this Lion and Lamb Lapsang Souchong with the Jasmine in it…I keep picking out the dry bits…not good…but it’s so delicious dry!

Indigobloom

Exciting!! to think you are so near an STE, I am just a tad jealous :P
I can imagine they would be quite tasty. Mmmm, reminds me of our popcorn supply downstairs!

Bonnie

SO NEAR …San Francisco is near to Fort Collins Colorado?!

Indigobloom

oh right my head is not here! lol
I have a headache… the only reason I can think my fingers would type such silliness :P

Bonnie

You’re still a cool chick! Hope you feel betah! Caffeine helps my migraines.

Indigobloom

heh thanks Bonnie <3
I do feel loads better after taking some meds… and a nap!

Scott B

I’m looking for a new Lapsang this year-maybe I’ll check this one out.

Indigobloom

I recommend it highly! my favourite is the second and fourth steeping. I’ve yet to make it to five.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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