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lapsang souchon--

Someone gave me a couple tea bags of lapsang souchon today. How interesting. I've never had tea that's been fried. Actually, smoked AND fried. It's like tea barbeque.

Interesting. I think I'm not going to run out to the lapsang soustore with oomgobs of money hanging out of my pockets, though.


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Oct. 25th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
smoked and fried tea? Somehow that sounds both terrifying and good... I'd try it!
Oct. 25th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
If you've got a specialty/gourmet grocery store, I think Taylors' of Harrogate makes some of the best boxed tea around. Really, the flavor of this is like someone swirled a spoonful of liquid smoke into a cuppa.
Oct. 25th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Lapsang souchon tastes like burning. One of the local distilleries makes a liquor from it so it's orange sweet burning.

Kind of icky.
Oct. 25th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm...mix a little olive oil with that, you'd have barbeque sauce. Interesting.
Oct. 25th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
There's a subset of homebrew called smoked beer which is exactly what it sounds like. The grain mix is charred before brewing so the resultant beer is smoky. When we were helping judge the entry rounds of the local homebrew contest, Himself volunteered, just to educate his palate. It was, he said, educational indeed. I could smell it from across the room and waved my absolutely yummy strawberry melomel at him. (On the other hand, I also got hit on that round with a mead with ammonia contamination. Think the lion house on a hot day. Bleah. But at least that was only one entry.)

I'd love to try a single bag of Lapsang, but I'm not going to buy a box of it.
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