I wasn't a fan of the lapsang and I kept trying to like it but couldn't really get past a few sips. So the other night I was really just playing around, seeing what seemed kinda crazy but perhaps doable. And this happened.
I set the mix to 20% laps, 40% sesame, and 40% white cucumber.
I think it's just enough smokiness to show up but not overwhelm. Sesame alone tastes pretty mild to me (maybe not mild but... it's not a crazy, out there flavor) so it seems to serve as a nice middle-ground, equalizer/filler of sorts. And the cucumber, well I guess you like it or not.
Because of the black/white mix, I've been brewing around 190* for 3ish minutes and it seems to pull out enough of all the flavors nicely.