A complete surprise in the mail yesterday – this tea!
H.J. – now…who…would THAT be? Hesper June – thanks so much!!!
I’m a fan of most of the teas I have tried from S&V…so I was excited to try this one, too!
So the deal with this one is that they combined Lapsang Souchong with Earl Grey! VERY interesting!
Yes…the first thing I could taste was the smokiness of the LS. The product description says ‘mellow’ but I disagree – there is a good amount of smoke, here! After my 2nd or 3rd sip I grabbed the EG flavors, too! Once I picked up on those I was smiling! The bergamot does come thru more as the liquor cools naturally at room temp for a moment or two. It’s not really that the LS and EG are playing tug of war, really, but they sure are playing around to try and flaunt their stuff! The more I drink this the more I like it. But the primary reason I like this is because S&V has ‘balls’ – I think they really got creative and took a risk here and I think it worked out really well for them!
This is a neat offering and a robust flavored tea!