Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Lapsang Souchong
Flavors
Campfire, Fruity, Honey, Smoke, Wood, Sweet
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Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Fair Trade
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I had this tea in my cupboard for a couple of month and it has changed quite a bit – despite being in a well-sealed Ziploc bag. It lost the fierce smokiness in both taste and aroma that precluded...” Read full tasting note
    91
  • “A very nice, smooth tea. I decided to try another of my new teas tonight (I really need to drink some down though!) I enjoyed this one. The smoke flavor wasn’t very strong to me. Possibly because...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Tea of the morning. This tea is cozy… comforting. It’s a Lapsang Souchong, so the smoked pine note is there, but it isn’t overpowering. A sweet honey-like flavor is there through the whole sip, and...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Ooh, this one is very interesting. It’s honey and fruit with a subtle undercurrent of smoked wood. The smell of the dry leaf and tea liquor was very heavy on the smoke, so it’s much lighter than I...” Read full tasting note

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

About the Tea
Lapsang Souchong is a black tea dried over smoking pine fires. Ashes of Autumn is the most beautifully balanced lapsang we have ever come across. From the Fujian province of China, this exquisite black tea is expertly processed and dried in a large smoking shed with gentle ambient pine pine smoke billowing out of a set of cooling ducts. The base tea is perfectly smoked and has brilliant layers of complexity with notes of honey, longan fruit, and a light hint of spicy mesquite wood. The body is smooth with no bitterness or astringency and leaves a lingering sweet campfire taste. Ashes of Autumn is my favorite black tea to sip on winter morning walks!

Notes
Honey
Longan Fruit
Pine Wood
Smoldering Campfire
Mesquite Wood

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1 teaspoon of leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes.
2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd infusion: 8 minutes

Ingredients
Black Tea

Caffeine Content
High

http://whisperingpinestea.com/ashes-of-autumn.html

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Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

6 Tasting Notes

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I had this tea in my cupboard for a couple of month and it has changed quite a bit – despite being in a well-sealed Ziploc bag. It lost the fierce smokiness in both taste and aroma that precluded me from drinking it more often as it called for a very specific mood to enjoy it.

Now it comes off as very full-bodied, expansive and incredibly sweet. A lot of complexity and a good strong finish. This tea reminds me of fall, bountiful harvests, Thanksgiving, big dinners and camaraderie. I like it even more than before and will certainly reorder (bumps the original score up a notch).

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A very nice, smooth tea. I decided to try another of my new teas tonight (I really need to drink some down though!) I enjoyed this one. The smoke flavor wasn’t very strong to me. Possibly because my sense of smell is gone. But it was present, and I liked the tea. As I said, the tea goes down smoothly with no acidity or bitterness. I think I’ll enjoy this one. Glad I got it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea of the morning. This tea is cozy… comforting. It’s a Lapsang Souchong, so the smoked pine note is there, but it isn’t overpowering. A sweet honey-like flavor is there through the whole sip, and it mixes with the smokey note in such a lovely way. I’m definitely a fan.

Thanks, kimquat for sending this in our swap. It’s really good!

September Sipdown: 12

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Ooh, this one is very interesting. It’s honey and fruit with a subtle undercurrent of smoked wood. The smell of the dry leaf and tea liquor was very heavy on the smoke, so it’s much lighter than I expected it to be! Delicate even. It’s smooth without a trace of bitterness. The finish is woodsy with a residual sweetness. The more I sip, the sweeter it seems to become. The smokiness recedes into the background a bit.

In the second cup, the smokiness is dialed back even more. The woodsy notes are stronger and the tea has gained a savory quality that reminds me of lightly roasted nuts. It’s smooth and silky and the sweetness is still very present.

I don’t think I could drink this every day but it’s quite nice. Something that’s suited for quiet, cool autumn nights.

Flavors: Campfire, Fruity, Honey, Smoke, Sweet, Wood

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Shared a pot of this with my Hubby yesterday.
This was another lovely sample that Brenden slipped in with my order.
Always a hit in this household.
Since LS is one of the only teas Hubby really enjoys, I usually save it to be drunk with him, on a slow Sunday morning.
Which is what we did yesterday!
Delicious, smoky yet sweet.
One of those teas that you wrap both hands around the mug and bury your face deep into the steam.
Its a like a hug in a tea cup.
Although, with this tea, its a little less like a hug from your Grandma and more like a hug from a big burly logger.
But, thats okay, because I am down with that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
keychange

I’m ok with a hug from a big burly logger too! I really need to order from this company.

keychange

Also I’ve added this to my wishlist!

Hesper June

They usually give good hugs;)
I highly recommend Whispering Pines Tea Company, they have great tea and the customer service is awesome!

gmathis

Yeah, logger hugs! Hubby’s best buddy is a gentle giant—my ear hits him about belt buckle level. It’s always like getting hugs from Santa Claus :)

Hesper June

Ha! Hugs from Santa! That sounds wonderful:)

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