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This is the last of the Lapsang Souchong samples I bought with my Upton order. Again, I prefer the cheaper sample to this. It isn’t terrible. I don’t hate it. But it didn’t make me go weak in the knees, and I didn’t cuddle my cup.

The tea base is a little weak, and that is the first thing my Lapsang-loving youngest daughter noted when she tried it. The smoke is moderate – if you are accustomed to Lapsang. It is also a slightly bitter smoke. The smoke lingers long after the sip.

It isn’t the weakest base I have ever had but nothing about this tea sparkles for me. I will finish the pot as I look out on the gray day furnished by Irma, but I will be making a better pot of tea later.

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I’ve always wanted to try a Ya Bao :D These fuzzy pinecone-looking leaves are so cute and exciting :)

The dry leaves smell very different from anything I could have expected; the first thing that came to mind was sriracha, now I like sriracha as much as the next guy, but I don’t tend to put it in my tea, well anyways, at least I know this’ll be interesting.

Whoa, what the hell?

This has such a thick mouthfeel, with this.. honestly very pleasant sourness, that leaves a dryness in the mouth, lime, metals, lemongrass, it… tastes fuzzy? Apricot, grass, flowers, earth, rocks, acidic, vanilla, sweet

this is thicker than any white or pu’er I’ve ever had before, also I don’t think Upton’s flavour profile is very accurate

This is better than I was expecting honestly. I feel like I just need to be in a very specific mood to reach for this one again, but only time will tell.

Flavors: Apricot, Earth, Flowers, Grass, Lemongrass, Lime, Metallic, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet, Thick, Vanilla, Wet Rocks

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This is a very nice tea. A definite must buy for me.

Preparation
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