Lapsang Souchong

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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Lapsang Souchong

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 23, 2018

Commercial Description

An ancient and much loved tea from China, large leaves are dried over smoky pine fires. As you might imagine, the tea develops a distinctive smoky flavor. Give it a try when you want a change of pace.

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I am a bit of a connoisseur of Lapsang Souchong. I have tried them from many different brands, and I think that the H&S offering of it is by far the best. The smokiness of it is beyond fantastic and I think that it's just amazing.

As a previous reviewer said, Lapsang Souchong isn't really a tea for everyone - it smells like a campfire and tastes distinctively woody. But for me, that's part of the charm. It feels like you're drinking the warmth of a cold morning out camping by a roaring fire, and I love it.

As always, H&S offers a reasonable price for their more common teas. Not as good as some I've seen, but it doesn't break the bank to buy it in the amounts I go through.

While I don't normally recommend milk with tea, I'd highly recommend a (small) splash of sweetened condensed milk with this one. The colour should be similar to coffee.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Lapsang Souchong is not a tea for everybody, and this one is especially strong and smoky, a great beverage for a gloomy winter afternoon. You can almost feel woodsmoke in it. It's too aggressive for me to enjoy very often -- I have to be in a mood for it. But I could imagine a bit of it blended with another tamer black tea for a pleasing drink. It brews a strong, solid drink of high quality.
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