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Lapsang Souchong
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  • “I need a t-shirt that says, “Mail is my love language.” This traveled to my house from derk in an envelope peppered with cheerful, artsy stamps. Furthermore, I have the luxury of some...” Read full tasting note

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

Lapsang Souchong is a black tea dried over smoking pine fires. Castle Black is hands down the most overall well-processed lapsang souchong I’ve come across. The tea itself really shines through on this one, bringing forth layers of honey and pine, spice and far-off campfires. The quality of the base tea is very evident in this LS rendition, and I’m hoping to be able to keep stocking it for anyone that loves this style (myself included of course!).

This tea is only gently smoked. If you are searching for a heavily smoked Lapsang Souchong, I would give my top recommendation to Ashes of Autumn.

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

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.

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I need a t-shirt that says, “Mail is my love language.” This traveled to my house from derk in an envelope peppered with cheerful, artsy stamps. Furthermore, I have the luxury of some use-it-or-lose-it vacation time to burn before end of the month, so I am enjoying it at home, not in the office.

I tasted before I investigated the description, and couldn’t quite place the flavor, although the scent was deliciously rich. Come to find out, says Whispering Pines, this is a lapsang souchong variety. If so, it is the mildest one I’ve ever sampled—like the outside rim of a very lightly toasted marshmallow rather than campfires and bacon.

ashmanra

So I am not the only one who loves a plethora of different stamps covering an envelope or package? Squeeeee! It gave me a happy.

gmathis

I hear Sesame Street stamps are available—can’t wait to hunt some down to use with my Sunday kid correspondence.

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