Sample was provided for this review. Thank you so much, 3 Leaf Tea!
Prepared Western method, in a disposable filter and mug.
The leaf aroma has notes charcoal and honey BBQ sauce. The liquor, a light gold in color, is medium-bodied and clear. Texture is absent. At first, I mostly taste burning wood and light gray smoke. After a few sips, I become accustomed to the smokiness and I am able to discern a sweet and spicy note, very much like a BBQ sauce. This sweetness dominates for the rest of the cup, with the wood and smoke in the background.
This is a lighter and sweeter Lapsang Souchong. It doesn’t feel heavy and there is not as much smoke as I’m used to. I especially like the simultaneous sweet and spicy flavor.