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I’m not sure if this is the same “Tao of Tea” as I noticed there were two in the library…
Either way, I only have a sample of this, and I think it will stay that way! The Lapsang I tried at Teaopia remains my favourite.
This one, it was good, for the most part. I think. I’d have to play around with it before declaring it unworthy, and only in comparison. I did quite enjoy the flavour, which is the main point of a tea in my books, thus giving this one it’s relatively high rating despite all my moaning about it.
But there is something missing. The other ones I’ve tried have a depth and smoother base.
Also, I used this as a marinade for my roast pork. Not being a fan of roast anything, it was just ok… (stringy meat? no thanks!) but my parents love it so that’s what we had in the house *sighs
Next time, I’ll make it into a gravy.

Geoffrey Norman

I loved this Lapsang. It has “notes” of lava-burned chocolate.

Indigobloom

Hmmm, I didn’t get that at all! but then the shop owner told me that his shop is the only location… so maybe it is an independent.

seule771

I have yet to try Lapsang Souchong, but I am looking to try some one day. I had seem some at two stores I visited and missed on buying them; I opted for something else; always making the wrong choice.

At least I know where to acquire them.

Indigobloom

Seule: It’s a unique tea, to be sure. I can send you a sample if you like but the one I have is not the best to go by…

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Geoffrey Norman

I loved this Lapsang. It has “notes” of lava-burned chocolate.

Indigobloom

Hmmm, I didn’t get that at all! but then the shop owner told me that his shop is the only location… so maybe it is an independent.

seule771

I have yet to try Lapsang Souchong, but I am looking to try some one day. I had seem some at two stores I visited and missed on buying them; I opted for something else; always making the wrong choice.

At least I know where to acquire them.

Indigobloom

Seule: It’s a unique tea, to be sure. I can send you a sample if you like but the one I have is not the best to go by…

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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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