Tea: Lapsong Souchong

A Lapsang Souchong from Tea & Absinthe

Brand:Tea & Absinthe
Style:Lapsang Souchong
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Product page:Lapsong Souchong

Review of Lapsong Souchong

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This tea is really quite impressive. Whether dry or brewed, its aroma and its flavor both remind me of smokiness from some sort of aromatic wood used for barbecuing -- though it is not "barbecue" flavored. Perhaps it reminds me of camping mixed with a cigarette smoke that somehow isn't gross?

The smokiness is very pronounced. I'm not always into "smokey" teas, but this one really hits the spot when I am in the mood for that experience. I don't have a lot of experience with lapsong souchongs, but this seems to be a quality version of that tea. It seems to go best with some sort of savory food.

I tried it with honey added later and found it surprisingly delightful. I really didn't think sweetness would blend well with this flavor, but honey worked great.

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Teuvo wrote:
on September 13th, 2017

Really interesting! I think I'll try adding honey next time I drink lapsang souchong. I imagine that makes it taste "warm", it sounds good for a rainy day!

I also really like your description of the aroma. Camping mixed with cigarette smoke but in a non-gross way sounds spot-on in my experience.

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