Lapsang Souchong

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Earth, Malt, Smoke
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by hawkband1
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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This black tea is produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province, China. The distinctive smoky taste and aroma is achieved during the drying process in which the tea leaves are placed on panels above tamarack wood fires. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle portrayed his Sherlock Holmes character as being the consummate Lapsang Souchong aficionado. Although not particularly approachable by newly-made tea drinkers, we’ve found this tea to be an acquired taste that soon becomes a craving that only fine quality Lapsang Souchong can satiate.

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Damn, that smoke is powerful. I see why you double packaged it hakwband1.

Holy sh#t it’s going to be hard not to use flowery language for this tea. I got so many things from this cup. Smoke, yes. Earth, yes. Sweet for a black tea, yes. It was like I was finding a fire among snow covered pine trees. Brewing it up with hot water, the smell reminded of burning sandalwood or dragons blood. Sometimes, it made me think of maple glazed bacon. Tasting it after a minute of brewing, it is smokey and again sweeter than other black teas I’ve had. It makes me think of resin and pine.

Steep two, damn, same thing.

I’ve had Lapsang once before, but that was a long time ago. I am surprised with how much I am digging the crap out of this. I’m not sure I would drink it everyday, but you bet your hind end I will drink it on a cold day and I will save some of it for the next season of Sherlock.

BigDaddy

Most excellent review. “It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. After doing so, one may produce a startling effect.”

hawkband1

Glad you like it! I like that it’s balanced and not all smoke. Great review!

Daylon R Thomas

It really is balanced. I might need to get myself some more eventually.:)

Daylon R Thomas

And BigDaddy, Adventure of the Dancing Men, nice. I thought it was maybe from Hound of the Baskervilles because it was similar to another quote about inductive reasoning, but I admit I had to double check. :)

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Smell: Very smoky, like you’re next to a campfire.
Taste: smoke, malt, earth, liquor-ish finish, astringent at end
smoke lingers
I enjoyed drinking this tea.

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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