China Lapsang Souchong - 581

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Campfire, Smoke, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “It’s a nice surprise when you find something at the back of the tea cabinet you forgot about. (I guess I can start hiding my own Easter eggs soon.) The initial fragrance on this is smoky and very...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Quite possibly my favorite type of tea. Its has this comforting smoky aroma that is like no other. The taste is bold, smoky, and earthy. A truly amazing tea. Nothing better than sipping on a cup of...” Read full tasting note
    99
  • “Smokey…Smokey…SMOKEY!!! This tea delivers just what it says. Like a campfire but better and safer to drink. A very rich flavor. What scares me most is my 3 yr old daughter tried it thinking she...” Read full tasting note
    67
  • “I was surprised by the quality and taste of this tea, keeping in mind it costs less than 6€/100g. I find it very similar to more expensive Lapsang Souchongs (e.g. the Fortnum&Mason Lapsang...” Read full tasting note
    80

From TeaGschwendner

Legend has it that this intense, smoky Black tea from the Fujian Province was the result of an accidental drying of the leaves in haste over pine fires. The rejected tea eventually ended up being traded to the Dutch, who sang its praises and requested more. Thus, this unforgettably pungent, smooth tea came into purposeful production, and worldwide admiration.

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9 Tasting Notes

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141 tasting notes

It’s a nice surprise when you find something at the back of the tea cabinet you forgot about. (I guess I can start hiding my own Easter eggs soon.)

The initial fragrance on this is smoky and very slightly acrid but with no pine or resinous aspects. The clean smokiness is retained when brewed.

The flavor is astringent yet this tea possesses a subtle sweetness in a lingering aftertaste. The important mouth-watering smoke quality is present but it doesn’t overpower the tea as a whole. This is actually on the light side for a lapsang.

I had forgotten how much I like this one. I’ll have to move it towards the front of the cabinet so I don’t lose it again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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99
5 tasting notes

Quite possibly my favorite type of tea. Its has this comforting smoky aroma that is like no other. The taste is bold, smoky, and earthy. A truly amazing tea. Nothing better than sipping on a cup of hot Lapsang Souchong on a cold winter night.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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67
432 tasting notes

Smokey…Smokey…SMOKEY!!! This tea delivers just what it says. Like a campfire but better and safer to drink. A very rich flavor. What scares me most is my 3 yr old daughter tried it thinking she wouldn’t like it and would stop asking me for it she in turned decided she did like. My plan back fired but still simply amazing.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I was surprised by the quality and taste of this tea, keeping in mind it costs less than 6€/100g. I find it very similar to more expensive Lapsang Souchongs (e.g. the Fortnum&Mason Lapsang Souchong which is about twice the price). It says to only steep for two minutes, but with Lapsang Souchongs, I like leaving the leaves in the water for a whole lot longer – often I don’t even take them out of the kettle at all. Even then it won’t turn bitter or tangy, a quality that I haven’t had with Lapsang Souchongs in a similar price range. I am quite impressed by this one

Flavors: Campfire, Smoke, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83
52 tasting notes

Beautiful smoked black tea from Fujian Provence. A very different tea experience, but one well worth having and often. The pine smoke aroma brings you to a campfire which seems naturally paired with the mildly astringent cooked squash notes of the black tea. Traditionally served with milk, but I rarely do that as its just great on its own.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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this Lapsang Souchong from TeaGschwendner seemed very weak to me

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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127 tasting notes

Smokey but not undrinkable! Maybe a tad stronger than BTP’s Lapsang.

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52 tasting notes

This tea has a strong smokey smell before it is steeped. I didn’t like that aspect of it, but tried it to see how the smoke would transfer to the cup. It did so more than I liked. I’ll finish this bag, but it is not a tea I’d purchase again.

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3 tasting notes

A delicious smoky flavor that I adore. Often called “campfire tea” or that it tastes like a cave by friends, this is a crowd favorite and one that I also deeply adore on many occasions.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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