5 Tasting Notes
I really enjoy this tea, which is surprising. My first experience with Lapsang Souchong actually led me to create one of my most popular dishes on my menu at my restaurant, Lapsang Souchong Braised Shortribs. After purchasing some to try, I realized that it was far too smoky in flavor to be enjoyable. I didn’t want to throw it away so I decided to cook with it. However, this Lapsang Souchong was very pleasant to drink. It had a very light smokiness which not only allowed me to enjoy the other earthy flavor components but rather complimented them.
This is worth experimenting with to see if it agrees with you, but I don’t think its for everyone. I did enjoy it. It was smoky, but not so much that I couldn’t enjoy it. A hint of molasses sweetness was sensed in the background.
Flavors: Smoke, Wet Earth
The brick is full of “golden flowers” . It has earthy components of dry mushroom and hay, with very little bitterness. What I am enjoying most about it is the warm, relaxing feeling that comes after drinking it.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Barnyard, Hay, Mushrooms, Nutty