The first time that I smelled this type of tea was several years ago when a roommate showed me some tea she bought. I thought it smelled interesting because it was a strong sharp smell, nothing of the ordinary. I never got a taste of it, but I happened to cross its path every so often years later.

I eventually picked up this tea from a local tea shop because the bf was interested in it. The version from that store was very sharp and strong, difficult for me to take in. I thought my time with any Lapsang Souchongs were over.

Because of the tea challenge that I am doing, I decided to pick up this tea after skipping it for the past month and a half. I didn’t have any intention of liking it lol I opened the bag—smells exactly the same, smokiness (always reminds me of smoked salmon more than anything). Take a sip…think about it. Not as bad as I thought! I didn’t get the sharp taste like I did with the other tea, so I am a little relieved that I won’t be tossing this one out!

I wonder if this will become my to go tea eventually.

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An ex-Engineer who loves anything health and fitness related. I started my tea journey ever since I was young—because tea is very important in my culture. I only knew of two kinds: green and black.

When I was introduced to DAVIDsTEA, my eyes opened to a variety of tea. Since visiting them, I became hooked.

Now I incorporate tea into my daily lifestyle for ultra health benefits!


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