Lapsang Souchong

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “I love Lapsang Souchong teas. Theodor is probably the tea company I find more interesting currently. When Ysaurella offered to share her Theodor Lapsang Souchong with me, I jumped at it, and was...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My tea of the morning. Another Theodor tea from my order on vente privée. For my daughter , this tea tastes and smells like barbecue & charcoal. Well … it’s a bit more complex than that a...” Read full tasting note
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It happens that I get argumentative …it’s only to make a point, don’t worry. When I was first told that I probably would not like the smoked tea because, to try it, one should have a palate, I tried to find the best of them. The Lapsang Souchong! They were almost right, just forgetting to precise me that once you came over the prejudice, this tea could be so attracting that you could not do with out it…

Ideal brewing time: 3 to 5’

Water temperature: 85°C (185°F)

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I love Lapsang Souchong teas. Theodor is probably the tea company I find more interesting currently. When Ysaurella offered to share her Theodor Lapsang Souchong with me, I jumped at it, and was the very first tea of the very tempting package I tried.

Much as I love LS, I wish I was more educated about the differences regarding those, to understand better the (very obvious) difference s. My inevitable comparison of this Lapsang Souchong was with my current favorite, Mariage Freres´s Lapsang Souchong Imperial and the dry leaf of both smells unmistakably different. Like totally different tree smokes – the MF is sharper, maybe more piney. This reminds me of something else, something almost eucalyptus like or oak (not the same at all, but I truly can not describe better), a smell almost umami-rich. It was so different from what I expected I was sure at first sniff I was not going to like it! But no fear, that old magic of lapsang souchong tea, the ability to taste so very different was at work – this is just wonderful, extremely smooth. And now the first shock of not recognizing the smoke smell, I love the smell at least as much as the other Lapsangs in my collection.

A very lovely tea and perfect for a rainy afternoon…

Sil

yum!

Tabby

Today is a good day for lapsang souchong. I thought so, too. :)

Ysaurella

Glad you loved it ! I did too. yay for The O dor

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My tea of the morning. Another Theodor tea from my order on vente privée.

For my daughter , this tea tastes and smells like barbecue & charcoal. Well … it’s a bit more complex than that a Lapsang Souchong ! Personally I like the smoked teas but it is true that the first step in this universe can be difficult to initiate .

The smell : wood- fire , comfort , tranquility that’s what we can breathe here .

The dry leaf looks nothing special , short cut , curled and very dark.

The taste : the tea obtained has a very pronounced smoky flavour and is extremely soft and mellow like all Lapsang Souchongs I met but this one is really particularly mellow . No ounce of bitterness.

I made a full teapot . I think this was a mistake because it is not a tea that I enjoy more than 2 cups at a time. However, I swallowed everything … Very successful this unpretentious LS .

For those who like to see, some pics are available here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/lapsang-souchong-theodor/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
canadianadia

Les photos sont belle (I hope I said that correctly)

Ysaurella

this is absolutely correct.
Thank you canadianadia

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