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Bonnie! you inspired me to have some delicious Lapsang Souchong with your review the other day! thank you for the sample. Deeelicous!
This is malty and smokey and just overall good. Mmmmmm.
With a sprinkle of sugar and some milk, this is my cup of “country home”.
I’m trying to figure out how it differs from my other lapsang experiences… and I think the main thing is that I feel like the leaves are not just smoked… but burnt. In a nice way!
Also, somehow, it tastes alot lighter… but rounder yet not as deep.
Mmmm. Thanks again Bonnie! xxx

Erin

I cannot get into Lapsang. Blech

Indigobloom

yep, it’s definitely one of those love it or hate it teas! glad I am on the love side :P

Bonnie

Helps to try different kinds I have a mild blend.

Indigobloom

me to. The Spice Exchange lapsang is very light, in the smokiness. Russian Caravan is lighter as well!

Lynne-tea

I definitely love lapsang! =) glad to be on the love side too (currently- my cup smells like sweet BBQ sauce)

Indigobloom

bbq! oh yummmmm. getting hungry now!

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Erin

I cannot get into Lapsang. Blech

Indigobloom

yep, it’s definitely one of those love it or hate it teas! glad I am on the love side :P

Bonnie

Helps to try different kinds I have a mild blend.

Indigobloom

me to. The Spice Exchange lapsang is very light, in the smokiness. Russian Caravan is lighter as well!

Lynne-tea

I definitely love lapsang! =) glad to be on the love side too (currently- my cup smells like sweet BBQ sauce)

Indigobloom

bbq! oh yummmmm. getting hungry now!

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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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