Lapsang Souchong 2020

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Anise, Black Pepper, Bread, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Citrus, Hay, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Sweet Potatoes, Tannic, Tobacco, Wood, Beany, Cardamom, Plum
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195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 3 oz / 93 ml

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  • “I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Friday and I couldn’t be happier. The only side effect I had was a mildly sore arm. This is one tiny step toward having a normal life again! This is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A simple (unsmoked) lapsang souchong, done well. This lapsang doesn’t feature a lot of fancy fruity or floral accents, but instead focuses entirely on that characteristic base lapsang souchong...” Read full tasting note
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From Wuyi Origin

Harvest date: 2020 ,April 25th

Location :feng shuiguang(风水光)

Cultivar :wuyi qizhong

Fengshui guang in Wuyishan is the junction of Fujian Province and Jiangxi Province. In ancient Wuyishan tea horse road, Fengshui guang is also a very important post. The altitude is about 1000 meters, surrounded by clouds all the year round. Because most of the farmers here don’t have a fixed tea garden. Many tea trees grew naturally on the ridge of their own fields before. There is no tea garden. Every year is a little bit of output, so they mainly sell tea leaves. Most of the families have no processing machinery and equipment. This year, I bought some green leaves from my classmate Lin Lang’s family and then processed them. Most of the tea trees are about 80 years old, but because of the drought, the strip of tea is small, but the smell of dry tea can have a very obvious wooden taste. The tea soup is very clear, sticky and sweet. Although they are all the same varieties, they are different from tongmuguan (the origin of Wuyishan black tea) due to the difference of regional environment.But it’s a very interesting high mountain black tea

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I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Friday and I couldn’t be happier. The only side effect I had was a mildly sore arm. This is one tiny step toward having a normal life again!

This is Wuyi Origin’s most affordable Lapsang, made as I understand from another farmer’s leaves on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi. It’s the spring 2020 harvest. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at 195F for 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of baked bread, caramel, wood, sweet potato, and anise. The first steep has notes of sweet potato, caramel, honey, wood, baked bread, malt, and anise. Citrus and some astringency emerge in the second steep, and I get a nice sweet potato/bready aftertaste. The third and fourth steeps are more woody with some hay, black pepper, brown sugar, and tobacco notes, although the sweet potato/bread/citrus is still going strong. The next couple steeps are less sweet with more woody and mineral notes, with a lot of baked sweet potato in the aftertaste. The tea has a nice, viscous body, even though the progression of flavours from steep to steep isn’t too dynamic. The next few steeps become more tannic and astringent, though there’s still plenty of sweet potato and caramel. The session ends with faint sweet potato, malt, tannins, and minerals.

If I hadn’t tried Wuyi Origin’s Old Bush Lapsang Souchong, I’m sure I would have been more impressed with this tea. As it is, it’s less complex and full bodied than the OBLS. However, it’s quite pleasant and I’ve almost finished my 25 g pouch.

Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Bread, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Citrus, Hay, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Sweet Potatoes, Tannic, Tobacco, Wood

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

Yay for vaccine!

ashmanra

Hooray for vaccine! The whole family has it now and it is such a relief!

Leafhopper

Absolutely, Martin and Ashmanra, it’s a huge relief! My family has also had one dose, and my parents should be getting their second one in July.

Shae

Congrats on getting your first dose! I was set to get mine last week but came down with a cold so had to postpone. I’m anxious to get it scheduled again – hoping for next week!

Leafhopper

Shae, I hope you can get your first dose soon. It should be a lot easier now that many of the supply issues have been fixed.

derk

Happy for you, Leafhopper :)

Leafhopper

Thanks! I hope Ontario can lift some of its restrictions in time for summer.

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A simple (unsmoked) lapsang souchong, done well.

This lapsang doesn’t feature a lot of fancy fruity or floral accents, but instead focuses entirely on that characteristic base lapsang souchong flavor.
Taste is strong but balanced. The bitterness in particular is very pleasant, balanced by subtle sweet notes and a hint of refreshing citrus and cardamom on top. Earlier steeps are dark and comfortable with notes of hay and beans, later steeps get lighter and show a bit of plum.
Some astringency is always present but it stays in the background.

I really enjoyed this one gong fu style. The leaves pack a punch, in one session I did 14 steeps and could’ve gotten a few more out of it. Western style steeping tends to make a more boring, one note brew in my experience, so it doesn’t seem like very versatile tea.

The price is very fair I think, one of the cheaper teas on WuyiOrigin. If you like lapsang souchong, I would recommend it.

Flavors: Beany, Cardamom, Citrus, Honey, Plum, Wood

Preparation
4 g 2 OZ / 65 ML

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