Premium Formosa Lapsang Souchong (TT70)

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “I've been drinking 3-4 cups a day of this lately to clear some room in my cupboard for newer teas. As simple as it is, it's still quite refreshing in its balance of sweet, bright (acidic), and...” Read full tasting note
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    Brother Bohea 10 tasting notes
  • “What can I say? I was curious. This one has actually been in my cupboard a long time, but it does not call out to me very often. It is quite smoky, and the first time you open the bag is a real...” Read full tasting note
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    teabrarian 15 tasting notes
  • “First things first. I really like LS. I like most, if not all, varieties of LS. This was my first venture into the Formosan variety. It turns out there was a reason LS did not originate from the...” Read full tasting note
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    erteke 21 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

“Rich and lusty, this smoky tea has a mellow aftertaste. A bit smokier than the China variety. " -Uptontea.com

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4 Tasting Notes

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I’ve been drinking 3-4 cups a day of this lately to clear some room in my cupboard for newer teas. As simple as it is, it’s still quite refreshing in its balance of sweet, bright (acidic), and smokey. It never gets bitter, which is a plus when you make larger quantities and risk oversteeping the last bit of the pour.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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What can I say? I was curious. This one has actually been in my cupboard a long time, but it does not call out to me very often. It is quite smoky, and the first time you open the bag is a real shocker. For most people, it is a love it or hate it affair. I, however, can tolerate it on occasion, but rarely crave it. After all, there are so many teas that I deeply enjoy. So, why bother with something that is only OK?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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First things first. I really like LS. I like most, if not all, varieties of LS.
This was my first venture into the Formosan variety. It turns out there was a reason LS did not originate from the Formosan region. Tastes cheap whether steeped short or long. Will try another Formosan variety (TT72) to see if it’s just my palate – that is averse to Formosa teas or TT70 is really bad.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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