Yes Tippy’s, yeaaasssss!
I wasn’t a big fan of Tippy’s Midday Flight (the only other tea from Tippy’s I’ve tried) but I really want to love this company because they’re Canadian, affordable, and appear to have really great customer service! This particular blend from them has been on my wishlist for a long time now, and thanks to TheLastDodo I’m finally getting the chance to try it!
Recently I’ve discovered a love for Lapsang even though it used to be one of my least favourite teas. And this definitely isn’t making me feel crazy for the sudden change in interest! I’m picking up the smoke first and foremost, but it’s not too in your face. The many black teas in this blend are offering up some very nice, sweeter supporting notes to keep it from feeling monotone and too ashy; and the smoke notes in Keemun which I tend to dislike a lot are totally eclipsed by the smoke notes of the Lapsang.
Breaking down the sweeter notes; I’m getting stonefruit as well as much lighter cocoa notes. There’s also some mild malt notes, likely from the assam, and some wood notes which could be from a few of the different teas blended here. It’s very, very good!
And I think this is another “Lapsang” blend that is good for people trying to get into Lapsang for the first time too because it’s not as concentrated as a normal Lapsang is. Really, really happy I’m enjoying this because it just means it’s going to be that much more easy to eventually place an order with Tippy’s!
Though I just bought some Lapsang from Dammann Freres, so probably not for a while yet still. Plus, I’d like to try some of Tippy’s flavoured blends too.