Chip wrote:Welcome Ti to TeaChat, enjoyed your post!
Russian Caravan is generally a much milder facsimile of Lapsang Souchong. BTW, there is a recipe for Lapsang in the forum somewhere.
kymidwife wrote:I loved your review, particulary because I also just tried Lapsang for the first time in the past week or so. I made a trade with another teachatter who purchased a sample and couldn't handle the smokiness.
I *LOVED* it... enjoyed it full-strength, but it was very powerful in aroma and flavor. The next couple of times, I mixed it half and half with an assam or ceylon and enjoyed it even more... same great flavor, just turned down a notch. Maybe this is what you are looking for. I suggest picking up some samples and playing around with your own recipe for the perfect blend. If you use samples that are available for blending at Adagio, you can perfect your recipe and then order it as a signature blend. I love blending... its like art and cooking and tea all at the same time.