Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
Very biting tea smoothed over with a caramel smile. Great to wake up to, especially if you are dropping the coffee habit. Great for the early morning attitude enhancement with the added benefit of enabling you to think beofre you speak. Shut the hell up and give it a try.
Created by: Travis Pelt
As some of you may know, I’m not particularly fond of Lapsang Souchong so I generally avoid them whenever possible. I find the strong, smoky character of a typical Lapsang Souchong to be rather off-putting.
However, I am slowly developing an appreciation for strong, smoky teas such as Lapsang Souchong, but, suffice to say that while I am usually willing to try a tea with Lapsang Souchong in it, it is not something I probably would want to try.
But that all went out the window when I saw the name of this signature blend from Adagio Teas (created by Travis Pelt). I knew I had to try it!
And I really am glad I did – this is actually really good. The tea is very strong – ROBUST! But what makes this tea especially good to me is the balance of tastes. It is a smoky tea, but it isn’t too smoky. It is, in fact, one of the most thoughtful blends I have encountered – and by that I mean that the underlying caramel-y notes of the Lapsang Souchong are highlighted with the addition of the caramel flavored black tea. The sweet, creamy notes of the caramel are enhanced by the malty notes of the Assam.
The three types of tea create a very harmonized and yet hefty blend! It is a little chewy and has a nice bake-y taste. It makes a perfect morning tea, but I am actually enjoying it later in the afternoon at the moment – it is the perfect accompaniment to Dulce de Leche cookies from the Girl Scouts! YUM!