A Conversation for Lapsang Souchong Tea
cCmndhd Deuce, Thingite Conflict Roboticist, 1s Armored Amphibious Cavalry Division,or The Big Wet ONE Started conversation Feb 19, 2003
Lapsang Suchong is some of the finest stuff I have ever had. It is the only tea that I regularly use loose leaves to brew (that is, I dont use the bags unless I am rushed). It really is worth just that little extra bit of care in preparing. I will agree that it is a very strong tasting sup, but the upshot is, because of that, I am the only one in my family that drinks it. A lot. During exams last semester, I went through 40 bags (I was rushed) in 5 days. I then had to break a caffeine addiction, but it was worth it. I found that even though it is not as powerful, the taste has me prone to drinking 6 or 7 cups a day, which more than make up for it. I think my roomie was about ready to kill me as well because of the smell. The first time I brewed it, he thought there was a fire outside.
On a(nother) sidenote, I've found that brewing half LS with half English Breakfast Tea (all Twinnings) provides a good wakeup cup being both strong and very flavorful(American, ha).
That being said, I do drink it black, even though I neither drink nor smoke. Just doesn't taste right otherwise, but then I'll probably be a big fan of single malt when I start drinking. Ahh well, thats enough of that.
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