auggy wrote:I haven't ever had lapsang and seemed to have missed most TeaChat references to it before today. Why is it so awful?
Hm, lapsang souchong. The imfamous tea. Here are a few of the ways I have heard lapsang souchong described:
Sucking on a campfire
Sucking on a wet dog being held over a smoky campfire
Lapsang Souchong is a smoked black tea. The supposed reasoning for it was in order to speed up the drying process originally. Now it is a very very smoky tea that some people apparently like. I find that when I brew a cup of tea it makes my kitchen smell like I'm smoking a salmon or something in the middle of the kitchen.
The general verdict is that you love it or you hate it. There is not much middle ground to be found.
The more I think about it, Lapsang is like the Poi of the tea party. You only need a little bit to serve everyone. There will be only one person in the whole party who might like it, everyone else will just have a tiny sip.