Lapsang Souchong…Marmite of the tea world

Right now it’s perfect weather for sipping Lapsang S0uchong  tea! I’m enjoying a soothing cupful right now. Okay, so there was only a little attempt a snow here in Winchester and it certainly wasn’t the foot deep snow experience other parts of the country have seen – still it’s felt bitterly cold out!

Anyone tea lovers who haven’t yet braved a cup of Lapsang should try it – it’s a bit of a Marmite in the tea world, people seem to detest it or adore it – but I’m definitely a Lapsang lover. It’s a smoky black tea, I believe the leaves are smoke-dried, which gives the distinct strong flavour. For me it feels like drinking an excellent cup of tea whilst stood by a warming bonfire. It smells amazing too, I find a lot of people won’t drink it but they love the smell of it.

Twinings make a lovely Lapsang Souchong blend – so if I’ve made you at all curious about this smoky tea I’d recommend trying this. I drink  mine like Earl Grey with a little dash of milk.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tea & Sympathy
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 21:36:44

    I personally love a bit of Lapsang, (lap dog shoe snog as it is often referred to in our house) It looks like you might love tea as much as us. You might be interested in the second instalment of our tea guide this week – you can read both parts here: and here:… Love the blog!



    • missdaze
      Feb 08, 2012 @ 23:03:02

      Nice to find another Lapsang Lover!! Thank you for your comments – I’ll have to try calling it ‘ Lap Dog Shoe Snog’…I quite like that!

      I am indeed a bit of a tea enthusiast and will certainly be checking out the tea guide (will share it with my tea-loving friends too!)

      Love the Tea & Sympathy blog as well 🙂



  2. tearoomdelights
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 20:18:46

    I love it too, it’s a rare treat.



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