Lapsang Souchong

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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  • “I'll be posting a full review on my blog in the next week but I can't wait to talk about this one. It totally surprised me. Here is a snippet: This cup is perhaps the heaviest smoked Lapsang...” Read full tasting note
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    ks6 1249 tasting notes
  • “mmm this is a sipdown as well, though i never logged it in my cupboard since i knew i'd be drinking it today. Another sample sent my way by Laurent of Nina's tea. I really am looking forward to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown, 842. This is a verrrrry smoky example of a lapsang souchong. Definitely much like campfire/ash, more than smoked meat. However, with a 2-minute infusion it's pretty smooth, which is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Unlike others I found the scent of this one to be only mildly to moderately smoky perhaps this is the result of transit or maybe I have had some very Smoky teas of this variety before. There is...” Read full tasting note
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    yyz 344 tasting notes

From Nina's Paris

A Black tea from the Chinese province of Fujian. The tea leaves are dried over the smoke of pine fires t o give a rich, distinctive smoky flavour which accompanies savoury or spicy flavours perfectly.

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1249 tasting notes

I’ll be posting a full review on my blog in the next week but I can’t wait to talk about this one. It totally surprised me. Here is a snippet:

This cup is perhaps the heaviest smoked Lapsang Souchong I have tasted but it is not ashes. This is fully developed sweet pine smoke. It actually tastes like pine to me. It is sweet without the bacon or pork BBQ notes. While it is heavy it has layers of taste as you sip.

Count me a fan!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Short Sorceress

I just got a sample of this in the mail, it smelled wonderful.

ashmanra

Lapsing is my youngest child’s favorite tea. She started drinking it when she was twelve. O.O Last year during geometry (we homeschool) she finished one tin of Black Dragon from Upton, one of Lapsang Crocodile from Dammann Freres, a set of Lapsang swaps, and one tin of Teavivre’s. She has a little Teavivre left, and then I will have to reorder or she will never make it through Algebra II!

K S

I thought I understood geometry until I saw what she was doing. Come on its hundreds of years old – how could they come up with something new? lol

Algebra I just couldn’t get until college when the Prof told us what the X and Y we were solving for represented. Then I could solve it. My mind isn’t plumbed like everyone elses.

What was your daughter’s favorite LS? This one as I mentioned is really a smoke lovers treat.

ashmanra

Upton’s Black Dragon was her favorite of the three, with Teavivre’s coming in second. I will have to get her some more when I order more Baker Street, a cold weather staple for me.

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mmm this is a sipdown as well, though i never logged it in my cupboard since i knew i’d be drinking it today. Another sample sent my way by Laurent of Nina’s tea. I really am looking forward to placing an order with them when they have their website up and running…though if that takes much longer i may just get it through amazon.

I don’t drink a lot of smokey teas but i have found a few that i enjoy a lot and then there are others i’ll use mostly for cooking with. This is a blend that i would do both with. It’s a very smooth smokey tea that has a fantastic smell to it! I added a bit of maple syrup to this and man it is one fantastic cup of tea with the added sweetner. If you like smokey teas, this is well worth trying!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown, 842.

This is a verrrrry smoky example of a lapsang souchong. Definitely much like campfire/ash, more than smoked meat. However, with a 2-minute infusion it’s pretty smooth, which is good as sometimes the black teas can tend towards astringency. I don’t really think I’m in the mood for a straight smoky tea right now though, so I think I’ll dose it with some maple syrup and milk before drinking the rest. Mmm.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Unlike others I found the scent of this one to be only mildly to moderately smoky perhaps this is the result of transit or maybe I have had some very Smoky teas of this variety before. There is hint of pine, and a slightly sweet scent.

I brewed this one gongfu style.

50s orangey brown maple colour broth with a
scent of smoke, grain, and plum with a hint of honey.

As I said before this is not as strongly smokey as some lapsang souchongs I’ve had. The tea has a slightly heavier bodied tea underneath it. It is warming, with a hint of warm bread and honey followed by sweet ripe plum dipped in honey with a hint of cocoa. The after taste consists of a cooling sensation in the back of the mouth accompanied by a developing honey sweetness at the front, as well as a heavier hint of malt mixed with a mild smoked honey flavour. A lingering peppery sensation develops later on and mixes with the taste of honey. The tea still leaves me with a general feeling of warmth.

60s more bready/grainy less sweet on first sip but still sweet in the aftertaste.

There is a fruity honey aftertaste with a mild smoke and peppery cooling sensation.

70s slightly thinner, nice mix of sweet honey, bread and smoke, tastes like artisinal multigtain bread cooked in a wood oven.

90s smooth balance between smoke grain and sweetness, less sweet, smoke a little more dominant over other flavours. Honey still comes out in aftertaste.

110s smoke, grain, faint sourness honey.
130s honeyed water with hint of smoke and bread

250s same as last steep

Altogether quite a nice tea and a nice choice for those who like there Lapsang Souchongs to be sweet and honeyed. Thanks Laurent and Sophie for the Sample!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec
JustJames

hmmm… may have to try this one. the smoke element usually precludes lapsang souchons for me, but there’s always an exception….

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Thank you to Lala and also to Laurent and Sophie for these samples. Unfortunately, this is just too smoky for me. This is certainly a good tea though. No rating because that just wouldn’t be fair to the tea.

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I woke up this morning to discover that it was raining. And cold! Perfection, that is some of my favorite weather.
I’ve been hording this little sample from Nina’s for just such a day, occationally picking it up and smelling it. It smells deliciously of smoke.
Wood smoke in a cup. Its amazingly true to the sent. I can see how some people might taste bacon in it. Or how they might find it too smoky.
I do not find it too smokey. It is strong, but I really like it. I have almost zero experience with Lapsang Souchong, but I will probably explore more of this. Is good!
A perfect cup for a cold rainy day.

Sil

i like a splash of maple syrup to smokey teas ;)

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381 tasting notes

Gahhh too much smoke. The smell is so smoky that it makes it hard to taste anything else. It’s not ashy or astringent. There is a touch of sweetness if you can get past the super smoky scent. But bah, it turns out that I really don’t like smoky tea.

No rating because I think that this would be enjoyable for people who do like smoke. Thanks to Laurent at Nina’s Tea for the sample.

Nina's Tea USA

lol, sophie said the same thing!

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This was my first experience with a Lapsang. I can see why this variety is so divisive! It smells very strongly of campfire. The taste is rich black tea with a natural smokey aftertaste. I think this works really well together! I enjoy it but I think I’d have to be in the right mood to drink it again.

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