Lapsang souchong

Well…. teas today consisted of bad sencha at a Japanese restaurant, and then I drank the Lapsang Souchong I got in Beijing here.  The bad sencha was bad because it was kind of stale.

The Lapsang Souchong is this:

I like it because it’s very smooth.  There’s the smoke smell/taste, but there’s also a nice, smooth, rich red tea flavour to it.  It’s sweet…. got a good huigan, and not astringent or bitter.  I rarely like red teas, but this is something that I actually find myself enjoying quite a bit.

And it doesn’t hurt that it’s dirt cheap. 🙂

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