Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Assam Black Tea, Flavor, Lapsang Souchong, Yunnan Black Tea
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Malt, Molasses, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “I’m trying to follow the steeping directions for August Uncommon, but I feel like they aren’t quite working out for me and need adjusting for my tastes. This tea smells really good dry! Sweet,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Home – 6:00 PM I realized that I forgot to try an August Uncommon Tea blend yesterday. Oopsies! It’s interesting to me how they don’t really mention the lapsang in this tea in the description. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I really wanted to open something new and opted for this tea. I got 4 cup sample quantity of this for 99 cents+ free shipping during a promo that the company was doing. I haven’t tried any teas...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sad times. this one smells more like toffee now when i open the tin, but still just tastes like a boring old lapsang. So i added rum cream to it. Much improved but not one i’d recommend from AU...” Read full tasting note
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From August Uncommon Tea

Elegant black tea with burnt toffee notes

This is a potent blend of black teas with burnt toffee notes. It’s a powerful breakfast tea for those who enjoy smoky sweetness. Try it with milk to get a fantastic crème brûlée flavor. Ice it for an intense twist on classic iced tea.

INGREDIENTS: yunnan black tea, assam black tea, lapsang souchong black tea, flavoring

TASTES LIKE burnt sugar, walnut, mahogany
FEELS LIKE: belle époque train travel

VEGANGLUTEN FREENON GMO

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1052 tasting notes

I’m trying to follow the steeping directions for August Uncommon, but I feel like they aren’t quite working out for me and need adjusting for my tastes. This tea smells really good dry! Sweet, smoky and rich. Once steeped it is coming across as a bit bitter in the first several sips. It mellows out a little as I drink on. I can smell and taste a smokey woodsy caramel, but it isn’t as intense as I had hoped. The start of the sip is light, the mid has some flavor coming on and the end is where things get more interesting. Adding creamer makes the whole thing a bit smokier and knocks out the nuances. I’d like to adjust things next time, but I’m not sure if I should go with a lower temp for the same amount of time or the same temp for a shorter time. Maybe I’ll have to try both!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Home – 6:00 PM

I realized that I forgot to try an August Uncommon Tea blend yesterday. Oopsies!

It’s interesting to me how they don’t really mention the lapsang in this tea in the description. I looked at the ingredients, so I knew to expect it, but anyone who didn’t might be quite surprised by the scent! XD

To be honest, I could do with a bit less lapsang in this blend, it does dominate the Yunnan and Assam a bit (even though it’s listed last).

I think a bit more toffee flavor would be nice too. I do get a burnt brown sugar sort of note, but to me toffee has to taste buttery. This is closer to molasses with its dark and toasty sweetness.

The base tea blend does have some nice notes of tobacco, wood, and malt, and it’s definitely rich-tasting. However, I think the smokiness is a bit heavy-handed and it masks some of the other subtleties present here.

Not bad, but could definitely be improved.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Malt, Molasses, Smoke, Sweet, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I really wanted to open something new and opted for this tea. I got 4 cup sample quantity of this for 99 cents+ free shipping during a promo that the company was doing. I haven’t tried any teas from this company before but their uniqueness of their blends intrigued me. After This came I looked on Steepster and was disappointed to see that the reviews weren’t very good.

I drank this plain with no milk or sweetener. I actually really liked this unlike the other reviewers. The taste is more complex than just a lapsang souchong tea. It’s smokey but not in your face smokey. The toffee gives it a natural sweetness. It’s definitely hard to describe because it’s so complex. I pick up on some wood notes as well. Overall it has a very luxurious feel to it. I really like the mood of it too if that makes sense.
If Roswell_Strange’s perfume tea pairing didn’t have to be just Davids Tea’s this one would be a great pairing for one. It might lean more towards a cologne pairing though.
I definitely want to buy a tin of this.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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10238 tasting notes

Sad times. this one smells more like toffee now when i open the tin, but still just tastes like a boring old lapsang. So i added rum cream to it. Much improved but not one i’d recommend from AU unless you a) like lapsang and b) get it for a fraction of the regular price.

Lexie Aleah

If your review had been up when I ordered my free sample size of this tea I would have gone with the Loops one instead. At least it was free, just wish I didn’t already have a bunch of Lapsang.

Sil

just be glad you didn’t order black lodge…or did you? haha

Lexie Aleah

Nope I’ve never tried that company’s teas before and they had a promo for 4 oz of free tea to pick from 4 flavor choices. You only had to pay .99 cents for shipping. I’m definitely glad I didn’t order that one.

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Sipdown (584)!

Another sipdown where I finished the tea off with some added in eggnog. ’Tis the season, I guess!? I really, really liked the addition of it here though because the rich, creamy/custardy sweet element of the eggnog really helped to smooth out and balance some of the course, smoky lapsang in this blend that can be a little bit choppy/rough and too savory. What was left with this sort of “smoked” eggnog brulee profile!? And it was pretty tasty!

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