|A very mild Lapsang Souchong, with only a hint of the traditional smokiness. On the other hand, the underlying tea is much better than typical Souchongs that use over-smokiness to hide poor quality tea. This brews a slightly smoky, winy, almost sweet brew that is a deep rich colour. Iīd give this a 5th star if it had just a touch more smokiness. |
|Not what I was expecting for a lapsang as it has only the mildest smoke flavor (as in you have to hunt to find it). But once I got over that, this turned out to be a nice tea. Itīs smooth and sweet with a comforting and grain-y taste, but ultimately itīs not overly nuanced or exciting. I enjoy the second steep a bit more than the first as it feels a little more balanced.|
|The most forgettable black tea i have ever had, in fact I hope to get through this review without forgetting what im doing here, stares at iPad blankly " what am I doing here?"
I hope this isnīt the same as Jin jun mei as i have always wanted to try that and will be mightily sad if itīs just this lol.
To my tongue it tastes like someone has made a mixture of 60% Yunnan gold to 40% sweet black like sichaun Gong Fu or perhaps a bai Lin gong Fu.|
|This tea is a true poem of a tea. The aroma and flavor are just beyond description. The taste lingers on and it gives plenty. Just 2 teaspoonful for 1 l of water with 4 infusions.|
|Not really a gongfu tea, though it works alright as such.
I think it should primarily be brewed english style because the virtues of the tea is embodied in a very deep cup with shimmering flavors on the rim and after the gulp. "Chocolaty" more in the sense of South American Valrhona darks rather than Hersheyīs milk chocolate that is present in the more tippy brews of the southern chinese dark teas.
It is processed as a lapsang, but it isnīt a Lapsang flavor. I didnīt get the traditional musky grape/longan flavors, and what smoke is there is very much integrated into the deep taste.
Is it a good value? No. Only the people who truly want an elite black tea with lots of low notes should purchase this tea. TeaSpring sells lots of very high quality black teas, like Zhu Hai Jing Ming, which sells for less than it probably should, and shoppers should try some of the other bargains. |
|Less added smoke and more intrinsic. I brewed english style for 4 minutes and the result was superb. A second steep was still worth it. This is a favorite now. |
|My first try of this I didnīt like it so much, because I was expecting more a lot of the smokiness of a typical lapsang souchong. This doesnīt have much of that at all.
After emptying my cup, so to speak, the next few times I tried this, itīs more than grown on me. Itīs almost like drinking dark chocolate. Itīs quite amazing, good for 4+ steeps, each with a different but excellent variation on itīs flavors. A very fine black tea.|
|I personally dont care for this tea very much it smells to much like snuff.|
|Another outstanding black tea of which the flavor was wafting through the room when I had it this morning the first time for breakfast. Its well deserved price will not make it an every day affair which is good. Otherwise one might loose the taste.|