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"Camp Fire" Tea

5 Stars "Camp Fire" Tea

from FL on wrote:

Bold slap-you-in-the-face-awake taste and powerful smoky aroma. My coworkers even three cubicles away know when I brew it, jokingly calling out that I'm making "camp fire" tea.

Liked this type of tea since 1970 recently tried yours

5 Stars Liked this type of tea since 1970 recently tried yours

from WA on wrote:

And liked it very much for certain a be sure we have this in the larder staple

Very Interesting

4 Stars Very Interesting

from LA on wrote:

Definitely one of the more interesting teas I've tried. If you find its smokey flavor too strong, a local coffee shop I frequent recommends blending 1/4 lapsang souchong with 3/4 keemun to calm it down. I tried it like this, and found it to be fantastic.


5 Stars Delicious!

from CA on wrote:

I am a big fan of Lapsang Souchong and the best I've bought has been from RoT. Smells and tastes like a campfire. It's nice and strong, just the way I like it!

Smooth smoky flavor

5 Stars Smooth smoky flavor

from TX on wrote:

I have loved this tea for many years. Couldn't find it for awhile, then I discovered The Republic of Tea. Was so happy to find they had it. This has a really great smoky flavor and fragrance. Very smooth, not bitter.

One of my favorite teas

5 Stars One of my favorite teas

from VA on wrote:

A friend introduced me to this tea years ago. When she described it to me I didn't think I would care for it, but I loved it. Have purchased tins drank it for years. Then I found other favorites and forgot about this tea, had a tin with 1-2 cups of tea remaining. Found it a week or so ago in the back of the cupboard, and fell in love with it all over again. Just in time for the end of winter. Reminds me of sitting in front of the fireplace, just a very warm, comfortable feeling. So bought another tin and enjoying this tea all over again.

A Favorite!

5 Stars A Favorite!

from SC on wrote:

This is my favorite cup. Friends and family don't share my enjoyment of this tea, but I'm happy when I drink it. It reminds me of being out-doors by a campfire and taking in the surroundings.

Something Different

4 Stars Something Different

from OH on wrote:

After drinking a lot of different black teas, green teas and flavored teas, this tea is reall something different and a nice change from the others with its very distinctive taste!

Great Tea!

5 Stars Great Tea!

from PA on wrote:

I love this tea! Great smoky flavor; just right. Will definitely buy again!

Wonderful Smoky Flavor

5 Stars Wonderful Smoky Flavor

from IL on wrote:

Such an elegant tea. It has a wonderful, full-bodied flavor. It is a favorite of mine.

Tastes like a log-fire

5 Stars Tastes like a log-fire

from TX on wrote:

This tastes like drinking a log-fire in the middle of winter (even if it's the middle of summer). I Love it more than lots. Its like a mystical firedance in my mouth, or like burning unicorn tail-hairs made into tea. Best... tea... ever.


5 Stars Amazing!

from FL on wrote:

Delicious! One of my favorites!

One of my favorites

5 Stars One of my favorites

from WI on wrote:

This rich, dark tea, with its smoky flavor is one of my very favorites, especially in winter.

Love this tea

5 Stars Love this tea

from AL on wrote:

This tea is very unique, i have heard of it for many years and since The Republic of Tea is my go to source I thought I would give it a go, it is a acquired taste and probably not for everyone...........but I love it, great winter tea on those cold rainy days a classic and wonderful tea.

Try a sample first if you can

4 Stars Try a sample first if you can

from NC on wrote:

I like strong things - strong coffee, strong tea, strong foods. When I saw this 'smokey' tea, I had to buy it, but I was completely unprepared for how, honestly, smokey, it is! This is like no tea I've had before, it's like a dry-rub for grilling a roast. That is NOT to say I don't like it - it has it's time and place and I've come to enjoy it in moderation, but it's certainly not in my top 5. or 10. A review below states they liked it on the 2nd taste, and I'd completely agree. As I explained to my wife, this is either "full-bodied and smokey" or "ashtray" flavored. Strongly suggest you try it first before you spend the $$$ for a whole canister!

Rich Smoky Flavor

5 Stars Rich Smoky Flavor

from CO on wrote:

I love this tea. It's best with just a bit of honey in the morning.

Wonderful tea

5 Stars Wonderful tea

from AL on wrote:

This is a classic tea, not to everyones taste but in the winter this cant be beat i buy the full leaf and its wonderful.

I love this added to Earl Grey black

5 Stars I love this added to Earl Grey black

from IL on wrote:

I have been using this tea - 1 tsp w/1tsp earl grey. love it. The delightful small shop I have been purchasing this item from for at least 8 yrs. has gone out of business & have no idea where to find it. HELP The last location of "The Front Porch" is out of business & I cannot find this tea.

Lapsang Souchong - The King of Tea

5 Stars Lapsang Souchong - The King of Tea

from FL on wrote:

Not to everyone's liking because of its smokey scent and flavor, Lapsong Souchong is my all time favorite tea. I buy it in bulk. It arrives fresh and stays fresh in its foil lined bag.

5 Stars

from on wrote:

My husband loves this tea.

An enchanting tea

5 Stars An enchanting tea

from HI on wrote:

Hold onto your chair when you taste this tea, because it'll make you want to jump with joy! The flavor is so exotic and delicious, you're in for a treat with Lapsang Souchong.

Love at 2nd sip

5 Stars Love at 2nd sip

from on wrote:

The first sip I though "hmm, don't like this"...but wait, then the flavor seemed like it developed and by the 2nd sip I really loved the smokey flavor. I actually bought this tea for a smoked chicken recipe and it was yummy. When my husband asked how much to use to make a cup of tea, I knew I had to order more. This is definately one of my black tea staples.

Smokey Goodness

5 Stars Smokey Goodness

from on wrote:

I love this tea! When my local distributor stopped carrying it I was terribly disappointed. I spent a while drinking other teas until I finally had enough empty tins to store one pound of THIS TEA. When I ordered and realized that the tea came in a resealable container I was so frustrated that had wasted so much time. Now, I'm back to my regular tea most of the the smokey flavor and thank you for the resealable bag.


5 Stars Bold!

from on wrote:

This tea is the smokiest I have come across... Reminds me of a BBQ pit each time I open the foil-lined bag. I like a bold black tea with spicy notes and this one fits the bill. I like it with and without a slice of lemon. Brew the night before for the best morning pick-me-up! One more thing: The leaves are large, so I rarely have any slip out of my tea infuser. Thanks, Republic of Tea!

from on wrote:

Excellent, full-bodied, a good "wake-up" tea or good with meals such as steak, BBQ grilled beef Who needs coffee when there is so much variety, so many flavors in teas!?!

Refined Tea

5 Stars Refined Tea

from LA on wrote:

If you've had lapsang souchong tea before and liked it, this is a very nice, rich, refined version. I enjoyed it very much. The smoky flavor is distinct, yet not over-powering. This seems destined to become a favorite of mine.

Not smokey enough for me

2 Stars Not smokey enough for me

from CT on wrote:

Lapsang Souchong is my absolute favorite tea. It is my morning beverage so I'm very particular. Lapsang is a smokey tea, that flavor is what makes it lapsang, and this one is just not smokey enough for me. If you're new to Lapsang this one would probably suit. But if you like a really bold Lapsang this one won't do it for you.

My Favourite Tea

5 Stars My Favourite Tea

from on wrote:

I first tried this tea at a tea tasting at a local library. I'm not a big tea drinker, but I absolutely love it! It has a wonderful smokey flavour and is very strong, almost like my coffee. I enjoy both the taste and the scent, and it is perfect to drink with my lunch.

Call of the Wild

5 Stars Call of the Wild

from CA on wrote:

Even in summer, the aroma of this tea steeping in my cup carries me back to my home in Alaska .... that enticing smoky steam carries memories of campfires and skiing and chilly days warmed by a hot cuppa flavorful tea. This is not a tea for those who live a pastel life.

Everything I expected and more...

5 Stars Everything I expected and more...

from PA on wrote:

The description of this tea intrigued me...sounded like it needed to be enjoyed near a roaring camp fire. Initial sensory perusal confirmed that and a subsequent enjoyment of a cup in just the situation its description evoked proved most enjoyable!

Morning Tea

5 Stars Morning Tea

from VA on wrote:

This is my other favorite morning breakfast tea. The smokey flavor is a lovely start to the day. I steep it 8 minutes (I like my tea strong) and use a bit of raw sugar and half and half. As I write this, I am sipping my cup of Lapsang Souchong.

Very Smoky

4 Stars Very Smoky

from WV on wrote:

I like to mix this with other black teas; it gives a great smoky flavor. It is a little too smoky on its own.

Extremely Smoky Flavor

4 Stars Extremely Smoky Flavor

from LA on wrote:

I wanted to try this. I was really not prepared for the burned/smoky aroma of the loose tea was when I opened the canister. However, the taste of the tea when brewed was more pleasant than the aroma and quite unsual. I wonder if it could be used to flavor barbecued foods? Not a favorite, but glad I tried it anyway.

My absolute favorite tea

5 Stars My absolute favorite tea

from WI on wrote:

This rich, smoky tea has been my favorite for years, especially during the winter months.

My absolute favorite tea

5 Stars My absolute favorite tea

from WI on wrote:

This rich, smoky tea has been my favorite for years, especially during the winter months.

Most Unusal Tea Ever

5 Stars Most Unusal Tea Ever

from AZ on wrote:

This is probably not the tea for everyone because it's so unusual. The smokey scent and flavor add to the tea's full body. I prefer my hot teas sweetened, and worried that this would taste odd with sugar and milk, but it doesn't -- it tastes great. The smokey scent translates into something very tantalizing in your mouth. It's a family favorite. If you like strong flavors or are the adventuresome type, I heartily recommend giving this tea a try.

Strong aroma, mild flavor

5 Stars Strong aroma, mild flavor

from NM on wrote:

Lapsang souchong is one of my favorite teas. This was the first time I had purchased it from Republic of Tea. This tea has a very pleasant smokey aroma which doesn't really follow through in the taste, which is nice. This is a nice tea to sip while enjoying a strong flavored cheese.


5 Stars Meditative

from NV on wrote:

When winter's grip is unrelenting, I curl up in an afgan and sip the essence of a summer's campfire. The aroma is sharply pine scented but the taste is much more subtle. Very warming to both body and mind.

5 Stars

from CO on wrote:

my favorite black tea - I love the flavor.


5 Stars Perfect!

from CA on wrote:

Hands down my favorite tea, it's got a great smokey campfire aroma, but a rather sweet taste. I'd highly recommend it to those with adventurous taste buds!

Just incredible!

5 Stars Just incredible!

from OK on wrote:

I was quite surprised at first by this smoky smell coming out of my cup - could I even drink this? It smelled like a campfire, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the taste quite mellow, just a hint of smokiness tempered by a smooth heartiness, and i was enjoying the first cup quite tremendously by the third sip! I only have the one tin, and find myself now guarding it and a little unwilling to share it until I get another batch on the way! I'm starting to look forward to this afternoon tea with more anticipation than my first cup of coffee in the morning! I suspect that if you have a camping and outdoor background you are going to love this tea, but if you've never left the city it may be too much of a strange odor and sensation to overcome. I would recommend that if you are curious you at least order the taster tin, or write this down and order it at you next tea shoppe and try this incredible marvel!