This was the first Lapsang Souchong I ever tried and I still keep a box at work in case I’m ever in the mood. I personally find that it smells smokier than it tastes, which is ok because it tastes really smokey! I prefer this tea during the fall or winter. It seems to fit the mood of the cold weather months much better. My 17 year old cousin calls this “the campfire tea”.
They say smells and tastes can conjure up memories in an instant. Well, we say there isn’t a scent or flavour more distinctive than Lapsang Souchong.
It’s all down to the pinewood smoke that permeates the tea leaves when they’re being dried. The result? A smokey, golden tea that will evoke the forests of pine trees and ice-capped mountains with every sip.