This evening when I got home I turned on the tea kettle and got setup to make some smoky tea.
This tea is a Lapsang Souchong tea from China. The tea is a black tea that is smoked over pinewood fires.
Now the tea is ready and it was time to simply hold the cup close to my nose and inhale the wonderful smoky aroma of the tea. After letting it cool a bit it was time to taste the wonderful smoky flavor with a little hint of longan fruit. This brought back memories of eating longan fruit or dragon eye fruit in Shanghai.
I thought about sharing where I first learned about Lapsang Souchong tea. However, I want to find a copy of the book where I first read about it so I can better share the story.
Have you tried Lapsang Souchong tea?
p.s. I previous wrote about Lapsang Souchong in my post Starting the Weekend with some Good Tea. I guess I could have titled this one Ending the Weekend with some Good Tea.
Also, you have now seen the tea towels for all seven days of the week. Sometime soon I will write a separate post about them.