Bamboo Forest Lapsang Souchong 2023

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bamboo, Citrus, Drying, Earth, Floral, Grass, Honey, Lemon, Lilac, Malt, Mineral, Orange, Orchid, Squash, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Tannin, Wood
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195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “This is the other new unsmoked lapsang I bought from Wuyi Origin in my Black Friday order. The name intrigued me, though I honestly couldn’t tell you what a bamboo forest should smell like. I...” Read full tasting note
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This tea comes from Guanping Village(关坪村), Tongmu. The variety is Qi zhong .The garden is about 1200 meters above sea level. The tea tree grows in a tea garden surrounded by bamboo forests on all sides. The age of the tea tree is about 50 years. Due to the special growth environment, this pile Lapsang Souchong has a very strong bamboo leaf flavor, and the tea soup is very clean and sweet. The aroma is not as high as wild Lapsang Souchong , but its aroma elegant, and the tea soup is delicate and silky.

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This is the other new unsmoked lapsang I bought from Wuyi Origin in my Black Friday order. The name intrigued me, though I honestly couldn’t tell you what a bamboo forest should smell like. I steeped 6 g of leaf in 120 ml of 195F water for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds, plus some long, uncounted steeps.

The dry aroma is of honey, sweet potato, wood, florals, and something I’ll call bamboo. The first steep has notes of honey, malt, wood, sweet potato, bamboo, and lemon. The tea is a bit drying. The next steep has more sweet potato, lemon, orange, orchid, honey, bamboo, and tannins, with a squashy citrus feeling and some dryness. Steeps three and four give me ethereal orchid, lilac, and bamboo, plus honey, citrus, sweet potato, and tannins. There’s a lovely honey, floral aftertaste. The next few rounds are floral, a bit lemony, and full of honey, tannins, bamboo, and wood. The final steeps feature honey, malt, earth, minerals, grass, wood, and tannins, though they’re still pleasant enough to drink.

Like all of Wuyi Origin’s lapsangs, this is a high-quality tea that I enjoy. I like the citrus, florals, and that elusive taste of bamboo, though I’m not such a fan of the tannins. It won’t replace their Wild Lapsang in my heart, but that’s a high bar to jump over.

Flavors: Bamboo, Citrus, Drying, Earth, Floral, Grass, Honey, Lemon, Lilac, Malt, Mineral, Orange, Orchid, Squash, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Tannin, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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