Gongfu Sipdown (708)!
Finished this sample off last weekend – as I’ve mentioned last weekend, I was going through a bit of a Lapsang Souchong streak/binge and I think this basically acted as the “cap” for that micro-obsession.
I’ll be honest, this was a tasty smoked tea but it wasn’t as nice as the other smoked LS that I’ve had this month – and the unsmoked LS from Lazy Cat was still by far the best iteration of a LS that I drank by quite a bit. Even though this wasn’t unpleasant in any way, after so many good LS it was just a bit disappointing. The smoke wasn’t as thick/intense as I personally like from a good smoked tea, and it was a little one dimensional. I would have liked to see more intensity or, with a milder smoke, some other notes/characteristics coming though – sweetness/fruity elements, wood notes, chocolate and malt. Just something else.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXuaEhUllMc