The aromas rising from the steeped cup embody anything but mellowed. Strong and solid black tea flavors have risen to accompany the Lapsang Souchong, and this is one smooth cup. The Keemun and Darjeeling have built a solid, smooth, and light-flavored foundation upon which the smokiness of the Lapsang Souchong stands. However, that smokiness surprisingly does not overwhelm the other flavors. I can very distinctly taste the almost-green and light notes of the Darjeeling, and the Keemun settles as a really nice backdrop to the Lapsang Souchong.
I really enjoy Lapsang Souchong, yet I know that the flavors can be overwhelming for some folks. I highly recommend giving this blend a try, both for lovers of Lapsang Souchong and also for those who might be a bit more apprehensive about jumping straight into the full smokiness. For me personally, Baker Street Afternoon Blend provides fresh character to a favorite set of flavors. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this black tea a 5.
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Upton Tea Imports' Baker Street Afternoon Blend is available from their website, here.
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