SMOKE!!! Caramel, and vanilla. I seem to fall into the group that loves this tea.
I find the smoke to be pretty front heavy and undeniable; I think it runs the risk of dominating the sweet dessert notes and ruining the blend if you’re lapsang souchong opposed. I like my campfire smoke tea though and think the addition of caramel and vanilla notes makes it even more drinkable. For those who want a tad less smoke but like the burnt sugar and vanilla – Low Country is similar but boozier and without the caramel toffee (I personally prefer the GA here).
Taken with oat milk. This tea can handle the thickness, and the grains emphasize sweet smoked malt goodness. Underleafing and a milk also helps minimize the smoke.
Steep Count: 2
I’m all out now, but If I order from AUT again this will be in the cart. EDIT I should also add that my mom, who hates Lapsang Souchong and loves to threaten to throw it out, found this to be pretty delicious.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Malt, Pine, Resin, Smoke, Toffee, Vanilla, Whiskey