Tea: Lapsang Souchong
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Radiance Tea House and Books
Purchase: In Store, 158 West 55th Street, NY, NY
Description: An intense and unmistakable smoky aroma created by placing the leaves in bamboo baskets over pine wood fires where they slowly absorb the essence of the smoke. A smoky tea lover’s delight.
Prepared as part of the Steepster meetup and tea tasting
If the origin is Fujin it's great, it has the most sweet flavor, use only local pine wood
Second brew is known for a dragonfruit or lychee flavor
The tea was prepared in a purple clay Yixing teapot seasoned for Lapsang Souchong - and so was sweeter for it
Liquor: Translucent brown
Taste: smooth black tea, smoky, sweet
Sorry my notes are so short and cryptic but it was a whirlwind tasting of so much information and flavor!
Rating: I am intentionally not rating these teas as I didn't really have a chance to sit there and sip on them and think whether I would by them again, like to play with them more, although none were awful (1 leaf) or fabulous (4 leaves)