I will not look at other tasting notes before I finish this one. While I’m usually a fan of the smell of Lapsang Souchong, I’m usually not as big on the actual taste. I literally shoved my nose in the bag after I took the last on this tea out. While the smoke is the first thing that I immediately notice, it doesn’t take over. There’s just a hint of sweet, almost fruitiness to it, that I’m attributing to Oolong. Raisin, maybe even a bit of bread? This is a great, flavorful cup. It doesn’t make my mind scream “zomg” Rather, it makes me picture a dewy autumn morning, and a campfire just gone out. It’s not overpowering, but bold enough to keep my attention. Black and smokey, just a touch of wood, followed up by a lingering sweetness. It seems very well blended. The words “young” and “fresh” come to mind. I really need to get some of this for nights spent by a campfire.
Flavors: Bread, Forest Floor, Fruity, Smoke, Sweet