Hound on The Hunt

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Aniseed, Apple Pieces, Beet Root, Chili, Lapsang Souchong, Licorice, Natural Flavours, Red Peppercorn, Rose Hips, Rose Petals, Safflowers
Flavors
Medicinal, Musty, Sour, Sweet
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Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 28 oz / 828 ml

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  • “Eggh. Wow. I really wanted to love this one. A gorgeous color in the cup, but just unfortunate. I’ll give it a 70 because I’ve really enjoyed the other Arthur Dove teas and know he was going for...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipped on this yesterday and had to have another cup today! It’s slightly sweet, some sips are spicy, smoky and delicious! Shared some with a friend who thought it was quite smoky, but she’s never...” Read full tasting note
  • “Geek Steep S1E15 – V for Vendetta This is the tea that I drank during our episode recording. I have never been as acutely aware of my love of Lapsang Souchong as I am when we record; it seems at...” Read full tasting note

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It’ll be flaming hot in your mouth with this unusually sweet, but smokey bonfire blend, with smokey lapsang souchong caught up in the wires with aniseed and chilli this blend will blow the roof off. A hint of caution: you’ll feel the chilli burn if you oversteep it!

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Eggh. Wow. I really wanted to love this one. A gorgeous color in the cup, but just unfortunate. I’ll give it a 70 because I’ve really enjoyed the other Arthur Dove teas and know he was going for something here. I paid the admission fee, I just didn’t dig the exhibition.
It smells really fascinating. Earthy and of course smoky with that Lapsang Souchong, but boy it is funky in the cup. I think the addition of the beetroot with the licorice might’ve tipped things to the medicinal. My husband HATED it — pretty much consigned it to the never list. I tend to be a bit more adventuresome when it comes to tea, but this one just went further beyond the bounds. It’s just too cloying in those offnotes, like something soured sweet.

Flavors: Medicinal, Musty, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 28 OZ / 828 ML

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Sipped on this yesterday and had to have another cup today! It’s slightly sweet, some sips are spicy, smoky and delicious! Shared some with a friend who thought it was quite smoky, but she’s never had a lapsang before. I’m loving this tea.

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Geek Steep S1E15 – V for Vendetta

This is the tea that I drank during our episode recording. I have never been as acutely aware of my love of Lapsang Souchong as I am when we record; it seems at this point like every other fandom at least one of us wants to pair Lapsang in some capacity with whatever the geek is.

This is, of course, one of the blends from Arthur Dove that takes inspiration from his music and I plan in the future doing a much more thorough write up of what song/kind of music this tea “tastes like” to me and comparing that against his music, as well and just doing a better job at describing the flavour of the tea in general.

For now I’ll say that, for a blend that uses Lapsang and does taste smokey, I find this to be quite an approachable form of that “smoke” note. It’s a bit sweet as well, with maple sort of notes and, from what I recall, a surprisingly strong flavour of carrot too.

I picked it, however, because the name reminded me of the titular character, “V”, in this week’s geek. He is someone that could, very easily, be described as a hound or as hound-like and a significant portion of the story does unfold over his hunt for the people who abused him prior to where our story begins. It definitely felt like an appropriate cuppa for what is ultimately a pretty complex and heavy episode/conversation surrounding some pretty political themes and discussions – like the nuances of terrorism, for example.

This was definitely not on of my favourites things we’ve explored, but I will say that this podcast episode did have what I thought was one of the best and most grounded discussions thus far. Worth checking out, in my highly biased opinion.

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