Here is an idea that was quite unique to me, though having looked into I see there are other companies doing this as well! This company is blending tea with the water of a specific area in mind, but I suppose that anyone who uses tap water for tea in a hard water area would benefit from buying a special blend like this, especially in an office where it would hard to keep spring water around.
First, this is true British builder’s tea. It is a blend of teas from Assam, India, Kenya, and Rwanda. It is listed as broken orange pekoe and was very fine when I measured it into my strainer. I was worried that a lot of tea dust was going to pass right through the mesh and leave me with bitter tea, but when I lifted the basket to check for dust in the pot, there was none. Hooray!
Since it was so fine, I only steeped for two minutes even though it says you can go as long as three. At two minutes, this is plenty strong enough for me. In fact, it was so dark it was scary! It almost looked thick when I poured it, so I warned my guests that it might be a tad strong. When they sipped, they said they liked it and had no problem with it. Nice!
I did not have to add milk, but it could very easily have handled it. I did not use sugar, but again, if that is how you take your breakfast tea you could easily enjoy it with sugar.
If you live in a hard water area and find that you water is keeping your tea from tasting “up to snuff”, and you are a fan of good, old-fashioned British builder’s tea, here is one for you to try. Tingle to the tongue, boot to the derriere, and out the door with you! Face the day!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co.
This blend of strong black teas has been mixed for your local tap water. Living in hard water areas can affect the taste of tea and the water, ensuring that you get a proper cup of tea.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
I used to enjoy a cup of Lapsang Souchong because of the deep, dark, smoky taste until I found out a former co-worker was ‘bothered’ by the ‘campfire’ smell so I then started drinking it to irritate them in retaliation for irritating me at work! Too bad that individual didn’t still ‘grace us with their presence’ here at the office because this one would REALLY set them off! I’m talking about Lapsang Souchong from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co.
What to do with a difficult co-worker? Sororitea Sister Tip #45521…”Kill them with kindness AND tease them with tea”. Lapsang Souchong from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. is a great tea to tease with that is for sure!
This specific cuppa of LS is made up of Kent & Sussex’s Lapsang Souchong tea fannings and generously filled inside one of their teabags. I have to say that Lapsang Souchong from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. is the BEST Lapsang Souchong I have had IN a bag to date! It’s strong, aromatic, flavorful, and of top quality (especially for fannings!)
Lapsang Souchong from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. is taken from their 2015 Harvest. This company is quickly becoming one of my overall favorite companies! I’m curious about their other FIVE (count them, FIVE) Loose Leaf Lapsang Souchong Teas with neat names like Falcon, Crocodile, Osprey, Leopard, and Tiger (following the Lapsang Souchong) type on each label. Maybe we will be lucky enough to try them in the coming months! I know I – for one – would LOVE that!
Lapsang Souchong from Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co. is VERY impressive and I give it 2 MUGS up!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co
Lapsang Souchong Tea – 50 Tea Bags. Traditional Chinese Tea this Lapsang Souchong Fannings is packed into tea bags. Great smoky flavour with a rich colour and aroma. Packed freshly to order on our own tea bagging machines. Brew using boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes very nice as an afternoon cup of tea.
Lapsang Souchong 50 Tea Bags 125g