Not going to do a full rundown because I’ve had this tea before. I just uncovered I still had some in a mason jar in a box full of mugs I’ve ignored for about 2.5 years. Still good, obviously: mason jar.
1) First Taste: I love the smokiness the pinewood adds, but it’s not overbearing (probably because this isn’t the heavy-smoke variety). I get a nice acidity too, but that may be because I brewed dark (5+ min).
2) Long Story Short: If you have never tried a Lapsang, this might be a go to – plus it’s available online if you’re not in the tri-state. They ship ANYWHERE. Maybe I’ll try the full-smoke someday, but for now, this my go-to loose leaf China black tea for any time.

Flavors: Pine, Smoked, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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A guide to my brewing:
At home and on the go, I typically infuse in a DavidsTea Travel Mug (16 oz) or use DavidsTea drawstring filters. I’m hoping to use home infusers and proper teapots soon (especially since I got a new kettle).

A guide to my ratings:
0-19 – Didn’t like the tea/would tell others to avoid.
20-40 – Didn’t like the tea, but would not avoid it.
41-60 – On the fence about the tea. Might try again.
61-70 – Would drink again, but wouldn’t stock it.
71-80 – Will try again and might recommend.
81-90 – A good tea. Would recommend and stock.
91-100 – A favorite/perfect tea. Highly recommend..
What I’m looking for: advice on infusers, teapots, and recommendations on teas I’ve never tried. Hoping to study new teas to me: whites, floral & food infusions, flowering, cake pu’erh, guayusa, honeybush, yerba maté. Basically not your basic black (my comfort zone).
About my Cupboard:
I’m using the cupboard to keep note of my current tea stock and add to it accordingly when shopping or tasting. If I added every tea I’ve ever had to my cupboard it wouldn’t be an honest representation of me as a tea drinker.


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