Delicious. Very pleasantly surprised. Warm and very slightly spicy towards the end of the mug, a very “tamed” smokiness, excellent.
“Feeling lazy tonight. I’ve been using bags all day. I’ve had about six cups of Adagio’s Ginger Peach, but I’m bored of that. So out comes the Lapsang! I went to go harass collect eggs from the...” Read full tasting note
“Just riding back from historic Naples Florida where my mother and I had lunch at Brambles English Tea Room, while Rowan and grandpa went to the park. The owners were Brits and our waitress Jasmine...” Read full tasting note
“Current fave: steeped long to bring out the smoky flavor/aroma.” Read full tasting note
“Not a fan of lapsang souchong, my father loves this brand though. When brewed it almost smells like smoked mozzarella.” Read full tasting note
Lapsang Souchong has an unusual smoky flavour and it is one of the world’s great teas, so well worth trying.
After plucking, the leaves are withered in baskets over smoking wood fires, imparting a distinctive smoky flavour to the tea.
Served with or without milk, Lapsang Souchong goes well with spicy, salty or smoked foods.
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Among my favorites. First heard of this variety years ago while reading Centennial by James Michener — fascinated by the description of the mountain man’s first taste of this “smoky, tarry” tea. I probably sampled Twinings the first time. Started sampling Taylors teas a couple of years ago and this one is one I always have around. I take it with milk or half-and-half.
The bagged version of this really disappointed me — like drinking ashtray leavings. Flat, stale and nearly tasteless. And I adore smoky tea. Loose in the black tin with the green lid: quite good. Doesn’t take multiple infusions well, I find, but I can forgive that when one cup is as good as this.