Do the words ‘rich’ and ‘mild’ go together? They are the first words that came to mind with this. Having said that, I may have made this a little weak – I used, for the teapot, a heaped teaspoon and a heaped half-teaspoon (I’ve found lapsangs quite strong in the past). I brewed it for four minutes.
In the nostrils it has a touch of pine-scented disinfectant and a touch of pizza base. In the mouth there’s an element like the smell of conifer sawdust, another of butter, a tiny ‘bite’ – somewhere between white pepper and root ginger and just the tiniest hint of mixed dried fruit.
This is pretty good as it is but I’m wondering would be better made rather stronger – I shall find out in due course.