- Oct 24, 2011
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One you get used to Lapsang, the smokiness doesn't overwhelm you like it does the first time or two and you really will start noticing the taste of the tea as well. At least that has been my experience, but it's like I said, it is definitely not for everyone.beetlejazz":j0xalroa said:Why have I been in the belief that Bancha is steamed, not roasted, giving it that specifically Japanese flavour? :scratch:
Anyway, I don't think Lapsang Souchong is anything like Bancha. I think Simple Man nailed it with "a cup of campfire". Personally I have had trouble tasting much tea in it, really, the smoke aroma is so strong. But I know some people are absolutely crazy about it!
When it comes to black teas, of the British/India variety, I'm a total sucker for a good Darjeeling.
Here's another tea I really enjoy. It's really full of flavor, the only obstacle with the Monk's Blend is to make sure it doesn't steep too long.
Hmm, think I'll make a cup of this right now.