Lapsang Souchong

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8 ratings
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Brand:Twinings
Style:Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Lapsang Souchong

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 8, 2018

Commercial Description

Lapsang Souchong tea comes from China's Fujian Province and Taiwan. The unique flavor of Lapsang Souchong is produced by lying the leaves out on bamboo trays and allowing smoke from pinewood to permeate through them. Twinings Lapsang Souchong is an adventurous tea with a unique smoke flavor and a dark rich color. Drink with or without milk.

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Reviewer pic85 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(21 reviews) on

Smells and tastes like a firepit. That's all I need to say. But that ain't all I'm sayin'... So, this tea, if you've got a rough demeanor, is just for you. Me and my few biker friends will enjoy this stuff now and then. We all may sit by the firepit after a ride, smoke some cigars, and drink some burnt wood tea ("BWT" as we call it). It brings us closer together, I kid you not. I mean, we're all remain tough guys and all, but this tough guy tea will bring your tough guy closer to glee. Darn it, I rhymed - I'm not a fan of rhymin'... Buy this tea. Buy it... And be happier than you could've dreamed for.
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Reviewer pic13 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
(1 reviews) on

This is beyond GROSS!!

It was on offer in my local supermarket and being one to try various teas and being from a tea growing part of the world, I decided this was one was worthy of a try. Lovely packaging as usual from Twinings swayed me further towards buying it.

Initially the aroma is revolting. If you have burnt a pile of woodland sticks and left it overnight then made a tea with the remnants the following day Twinings Lapsang Souchong would be it!

I let a sip pass my lips and EEEK!!! Foul!

Not one for waste, I decided to mix the tea up with some dry ginger, cinnamon and made another brew the next day but sadly no change; I had a face like a sad toad. My teenagers also tried and failed.

I like dark strong teas and this was not for me or my teens. It's been binned.
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Reviewer pic37 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
(176 reviews) on

I just don't care for smoked teas (lapsang souchong) and this one had an almost cigarett-y/tarry scent to it (more of an aroma than a taste - thank goodness). Just not my bag at all! And terrible iced. Barely tolerable hot.

What possessed me to try this? I should know better by now. At least it was free (had this at a hotel that carried twinings products and should have picked a different one.)
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
(5 reviews) on

I think this tea is best if served with a meal; it would go good with cajun dishes and indian foods; something that incorporated strong spice such as cloves or ginger. Its an inquired taste, and it smells like smoked pinewood and can be overpowering and its not something you can wake up too in the morning. Not something you would want to drink if you're casually chilling out doing nothing.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(1408 reviews) on

My rating is low because I tend not to like this style of tea. I actually think this tea was very good, more enjoyable than some loose-leaf Lapsang souchong that I've tried.

This is a classic Lapsang Souchong from a tea bag. It has a strong smoky aroma, and smooth, mellow flavor. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found it neither too bitter nor too weak. I also found it was on the more smoky sides.

The only objectionable quality in this tea, a minor complaint, was a slight sourness that I could do without.

I've had much better smoked teas, but for a relatively inexpensive tea bag, this is really pretty good. It's true to the style, fairly middle-of-the-road in terms of strength and smokiness, and without major objectionable qualities. If you want a strongly smoked tea that is relatively widely available in tea bags, this would be a good option.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(214 reviews) on

This tea is pretty good. It has a nice smoky aroma, but it's too weak, and on the verge of being too bitter, like other Twinings black teas I've tasted. I really like the smoky flavor, though. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(2 reviews) on

A decent lapsong souchong. Not the smokiest tea that I have ever had, but if you want a milder tea, this is a good one.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(34 reviews) on

Not a bad lapsang, but I've had better and more flavorful.
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