Organic Black Tea
If you liked smoked food, the smell of a pipe, then you'll probably appreciate a tea that has its leaves withered over pine or cypress, and then goes through a 2nd phase of drying by hanging over smoking pine fire. The aroma is intense, but the tea is pleasantly mild.
Organic Black Tea
A medium bodied tea with an intense pine-smoke flavor
Country of Origin
This is my favorite tea next to Whistling Kettle's Secret Village (and the now apparently discontinued Nine Bend Black Dragon). I pretty much start every week with this tea. Back when I worked in an office, my coworkers always knew when I brewed Lapsang and they called it "bacon tea".
Excellent price on very good Chinese tea varieties!
First of all, you have to like smoke as a flavor. If you do, look no further. Awesome combination of full-bodied black tea and smokey flavor. Best with a not-as-sweet honey, like buckwheat. HIGHLY recommended.
The main thing you need to know about this tea is that their description ("an intense pine-smoke flavor") is not an understatement. When they say "intense," they mean it. So if you like smoky black teas, you'll love this. It has a delicious tobacco-like aroma that hits you right out of the bag and fills the room as it's brewing. It also handles milk really well (not sure about sugar since I never use any in my tea). I like flavors like this (think peaty Scotch whisky or mezcal), so this tea is absolutely wonderful. I'll be ordering a full-size bag soon!
When I first opened this bag and smelled the smoky flavor, I was not sure I was gonna like this tea. I tried it, and I thought it was ok. I tried it a few more times and liked it more each time. Once you get used to the pine taste mixed with your black tea, this is actually a very delightful choice!