This tea makes for a nice robust everyday tea. It is not as sweet as some of the new style non smokey Lapsang’s I’ve had and that doesn’t really bring out those lovely sweeter molasses/honey caramel tones I love in these teas until later steeps. It does have a lovely mix of roasted sweet potato, charred bread crust, cocoa, dark honey, at times dark chocolate, molasses, rye bread and currants. I’m still searching for my chocolate caramel tasting lapsang and I have others that I prefer in my cupboard but this is a nice robust tea.
Scent: Roasted sweet potato, dark chocolate red fruit, dark rye and honey
15s. Roasted sweet potato, charred bread crust, cocoa, honey and currants underneath.
20s. Stronger dark chocolate notes, with dark rye and a touch of honey with red fruit under Neath. Not overly sweet. Hint of molasses and dark chocolate, robust roasted grains note . fruit and honey underneath.
30s dark honey, rye bread hint of cocoa and dried red fruits.
40s. Honey, cocoa, grain and red fruits. not as strong as last steep increase steep time.
70s molasses, cocoa, grain notes,
Cocoa, grain notes and honey.
120s. Dark,honey with grainy malt note a bit of cocoa and a little astringency