Warm and Earthy, this is a lightly smoked, woody oolong. After careful plucking and hand-rolling, this tea is smoked over an oak fire. After brewing for a short time, you will enjoy a distinct and well-balanced cup of tea.
One heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 ounce cup. Cool boiling water for 2 minutes, then steep tea 2 - 3 minutes. Additional Steeping: One steeping for 2 - 3 minutes.
I purchased this not knowing what to expect. I'm a big fan of smokey teas, think Lapsang Souchong. The first thing to hit me were the adjectives 'warm' and 'earthy'. Both are right on, however, the descriptor 'smoked' is not entirely there...yet it is. 'Bold' isn't quite there either, but there is a smoothness to this oolong, nothing like the minerally tastes of other oolongs which are good in their own right. No, this is more smooth with a smokiness all it's own. Drinking this is like drinking liquid velvet with the smokiness being more subtle. To me the smokiness is more pronounced as it glides over the tongue toward the entrance to the throat. As it reaches the throat, it is there that the smokiness awakes once it comes in contact with the taste buds on the very back of the tongue. I believe what helps with the pronunciation of the smokiness is the proximity to the nasal cavity as well. This tea could very easily be an all day tea. Thanx for the new experience NTT!!
Has a great Smokey aroma. This will definitely take you on a trip back to your golden days. Take it easy when you start off with this tea. 1-2tsps per 8oz is the guideline. Start off with 1 tsp because the flavor is pretty strong. Also note, this tea is re-steeped up to 3x. Enjoy! Requires boiling hot water to release all flavors and caffeine.
If you love smoked teas then you should surely try this tea. I've been looking for smoky lapsang souchong that is reasonably priced but I am glad that I've found this tea. My new favorite!
This tea has a gentle smoke. It’s nice. The flavor is very distinctive and the final cup contains a unique smoked aroma and flavor. I don’t think I have ever had a smoked tea be this enjoyable and memorable. YAY! A great offering!