tsverrir wrote:I've only once tasted Lapsang Souchong. I suspect it to be a low quality one. I kind of liked the taste but would have liked it to taste a little bit like tea also (that is too much tarry taste and almost no tea taste). Is that normal for Lapsang Souchong? if not could someone point out to me a good one to try?
I've been working through some I got from my local tea shop. The source was Metropolitan Tea out of Toronto. Metropolitan is wholesale only so you'd have to research a local source.
The one I have is the #1 Lapsang Souchong "something something"...sorry, don't have the name close at hand. It has a very pronounced oak smoke essence...after I learned to back off the steep time to about 3 minutes I thought it was very nice. The tea is smooth and then the oak "smell"comes up and let's you know it's there. I had no "tarry" taste. A couple of other tea drinkers around the office have tried it and generally approve.