I was really craving Lapsang this morning, and since I don’t work until one I certainly had time to make myself a nice morning cuppa in addition to whatever I’ll wind up drinking on the commute to work.
This was pretty lovely though; I added a large splash of vanilla creamer to the mug to soften the harsh smelling ash notes and it really complimented the flavour quite a lot. Despite the creamer, the smokey, campfire-esque notes were still very strong but there was just more richness and sweetness than there would have been otherwise/plain. The vanilla was more present in the finish, and the mouthfeel was very full and velvety.
Definitely a pleasant way to start the day.