I was surprised by how balanced this tea was. I just moved from Europe, and I used to buy lapsang souchong from Sweden or France. This is the first time when the briskness is just right for my palate. It's been my favorite tea for the last 6 years, and it always takes me back to camping in the mountains in the summer.
I would recommended it particularly to those who love smoked cheese, or meat.
Though the heavy aroma of smoke sends my family scattering, the scent is warming and homey, like a beach bonfire. For me, it's the perfect eye (and nose) opener in the morning. I would rate this a little brisker than a 1.
The smell is like being near a campfire, and adds to the warming effect of drinking the tea. The tea is very well balanced. You might think that the smoky flavor would make it brisk, but it's very mild briskness and big body makes it very approachable and addictive.
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