drank Lapsang Souchong by Lupicia
338 tasting notes

My 4th tea from The Book of Tea (I haven’t written about the 3rd one yet!). I have had Lapsang Souchong before but none of those previous cups had left a lasting impression. But I guess I will never forget about this tea because it’s very, very smoky. It should really be used in a tea-tasting session to demonstrate the definition of smokiness! When I opened the packet and took out the tea bag, I smelled… bacon. Yeah I really mean it, it’s BACON!

I brewed the tea in a lidded cup. As soon as I lifted the lid, I was greeted by a whiff of campfire smoke – at least that was what I thought. The smokiness was powerful both in the aroma and the liquor. Perhaps because of the association with bacon, this tea tasted kinda savoury to me. It had an unmistakeably salty aftertaste, which I didn’t exactly enjoy but found really interesting.

I won’t order or buy this tea, but I am glad that I had it as it has taken me to another dimension of tea! :)

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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