1113 Tasting Notes
I was a little worried about this one when I smelled it dry. It smells like it is going to be WAY too fruity, and almost has a fakey fruit smell. But once I steeped it I felt totally different. The red fruit flavors are very natural and not overpowering. This is not a “punch you in the face” with fruit flavor type of tea. I like it when you can actually taste the tea under the added flavors! It tastes like red fruit AND black tea and I think accomplished exactly what they were trying to do with the flavor.
Try steeping this one in vodka and making a citron martini! That is my favorite thing to do with this tea :) http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink10114.html
This was my first experience with a Lapsang. I can see why this variety is so divisive! It smells very strongly of campfire. The taste is rich black tea with a natural smokey aftertaste. I think this works really well together! I enjoy it but I think I’d have to be in the right mood to drink it again.