Lapsang Souchong Butterfly #1
January 25, 2012 Leave a comment
Surprise! I’ve come back to give you a Coffeelog, although I have to admit, it’s not a coffee variety I’m reviewing, but a tea variety from the Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd called Lapsang Souchong Butterfly #1. The package reads: A superior leaf lapsang souchong offers a crisp character with the remarkable and heady aroma of an oak fire. It’s a black tea, and part of a package of free tea samples we received at the Greenhouse to decide on what new varieties we’d like to start carrying at the shop. So, I haven’t been given money, and we may not actually start carrying this variety, though with a name like that, how could you not? By the way, I was thinking of trying this one first but what cinched the deal was my toddler trying to help mommy by opening the package for me. Well, then…
Immediately, I smell a woodsy aroma, almost like a smokey rub. The flavor is smooth and you can taste a bit of the smoky woodsyness in the brew. It’s a nice dark caramel color and even cooled it hasn’t gone bitter. I don’t normally like unsweetened tea, but I could finish this cup without worrying about sugar. In fact, I’m not. Seriously, I’ve never enjoyed a cup of tea this fully since my first sip of Jasmine tea twelve years ago. I enjoyed this tea very much and I believe I’m going to try to push for the butterfly when we start discussing it. I think this would go great with the applewood rub and sea salt.
Well, expect a few more teas in the next few days! Until then, take care!