7 Tasting Notes
I had never tried Lapsang Souchong before I tried this tea. At first the smoky aroma was rather off-putting, but now I find that the smokiness is this tea’s best quality. Lapsang Souchong has quickly become my favorite tea. It tastes like the way a campfire in the middle of the woods feels. I sometimes take it with a bit of sugar, but even without it this tea is perfect. I plan on ordering more of this tea soon. Very strong, but oh so very good.
Oh, and prepare for EVERYTHING that comes in contact with this tea to smell like it.
Flavors: Campfire, Smoke, Wood
If you’re looking for an Earl Grey with only a bit of lavender, this is not your cup of tea. When I first tried this tea, I was overwhelmed by the amount of lavender. However, once I put the thought aside that this is supposed to be an Earl Grey, I was able to appreciate this tea on its own. I prefer it with a lot of sugar and milk, but it is good plain as well. I will probably not get this tea again, but only because I’d rather use lavender flowers and a regular Earl Grey to control how much lavender is going into the blend.
Flavors: Cream, Lavender, Vanilla
This is a very light green tea, and coming from someone who prefers smoky, deep green teas, it leaves something to be desired. But it is by no means a bad tea. It has a very mild fruity flavor, and like others have described, it’s rather grassy. I have a large packet of this that I got as a gift from a friend, and while I plan on finishing it off, I do not think I would order this tea again. If you like light and fruity green teas, this is a good tea.
Flavors: Fruity, Grass