I’ve been really wracking my brain to try to remember where in the heck I acquired these leaves eons ago… can’t do it. Lapsang souchong is one of my earliest tea loves, and I always kept a half-decent offering on hand. It has sort of fallen by the wayside lately, what with all the exploration and mind-blowing I’ve been indulging in. I grabbed my old container and brewed some up western, both yestermorn and this… it’s just really tasty and cozy and feels like a sort of home (or a good corner I can tuck into, anyway). I’m positive this isn’t a super high-quality offering, but the base is solid, with some floral and cream notes layered through the woodsmoke.
It’s made me think (shocking, said no tea drinker ever) I should poke around the genre a bit more… I’ve tried YS’s Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, but I know there are alternate wood smokes and whatever other artistry out there to discover.
In due time, little wallet… in due time.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Smoke, Wood