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No notes on Steepster for this one yet! Apparently it’s a Tealyra exclusive. I keep trying to write a note for this one, but the smoky teas are so difficult to get through that smoke to distinguish the other flavors!  It’s certainly supposed to be a quality option from Tealyra.   And it’s certainly delicious as a smoky tea.  It’s a Japanese take on Lapsang Souchong, that Tealyra says has a “truly Japanese taste” but not really going into further detail on what it tastes like.  This is smoked with sakura/ cherry wood, so that is interesting.  Every time I steep it up I really am trying to find a difference between this and Chinese Lapsang Souchong but my tastebuds are hard pressed to find a difference.  It tastes like a smoky tea to me… nothing really bad or especially great about this tea… I’m not really selling this one to any of you, am I?
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons // 25 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep

LuckyMe

Never had a smokey Japanese tea before. This sounds real interesting.

tea-sipper

LuckyMe, I bet you could distinguish more in this tea than I did!

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LuckyMe

Never had a smokey Japanese tea before. This sounds real interesting.

tea-sipper

LuckyMe, I bet you could distinguish more in this tea than I did!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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