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lapsang souchong

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: china

region: fujian uji

variety: lapsang souchong

ingredients: black tea

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China, famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea. Lapsang Souchong sometimes gets a bad rep for being brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren't like that at all. Our Lapsang Souchong is very approachable: clean and slightly cool smokiness in the aroma, like menthol. Sweet, refreshing smoky flavor, crisp and edgy. Golden-coppery color in the cup; the mark of a Lapsang that hasn't been smoked to a jerky. Sweet pine flavor, lightly evaporating finish. It's amazing all the dimensions of 'smoky' you can experience in one, very well made cup of fine Lapsang Souchong. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

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    • Casey Covel

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      A smoky tea that tastes and smells just like a campfire. Lots of caffeine in this one, so it's perfect for when you need a boost in your day. Tastes great on the tongue and leaves a smokey, but not astringent, aftertaste in the mouth. One of my all-time favorite teas, simply for its unique flavor and scent. Absolutely worth trying for the experience. If you love it, you'll be back for more!

    • Sothis

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      I really adore this tea IN OTHER TEAS. By itself its very very smokey and reminds me of the burn season in the piney south just before the damp winter sets in. Probably an acquired taste, but I think it's amazing sprinkled in a spice tea during the chilly seasons.

    • Crystal Nicol

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      Ok, maybe it's just me but this tea tasted like burning wood....almost like the smell of a campfire. I'm not a fan of this one.

    • Mara G

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      To be honest, I prefer this flavor tea from another vendor. That does not mean I don't like this tea from Adagio. Some people have made this tea work very well in their fandom blends and even I find this tea good for a blend. Lapsong Souchong is not for the faint of heart (or noses). It is an acquired taste and if you like it, you like.

    • Janelle Waz

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      I love Adagio Tea, I really do. THIS TEA on the other hand... I couldn't drink it. It has a very overpowering woodsy smell, making tasting the tea nearly impossible. I gave it to a friend of mine, and she said that if you can get past the smell, it's not bad.