I know SpecialTeas is no more—having been swallowed up by the Teavana corporation (conglomerate?). But I still have my samples and feel compelled to “record” a quick note, regardless (and for posterity’s sake, if anything else!).
This is predictably and deliciously smoky and pine-filled—basically a peat fire in a glass. So intensely “thick” and savory tasting.
I’ve always believed that good lapsang souchongs are the tea version of Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. So if you like that type flavor, then LS for you. :)