L Amdrim said:
Best tea ever!
This Golden Moon tea is the best Lapsong Souchong I've ever brewed. The packaging is very tight and secure, keeping the leaves fresh. And the flavor has a wonderful smokeyness that is just right. Would definitely by again.
Warms You From the Inside
Lapsong Soushong can be too smokey and overwhelms you when you drink it. That is not the case with this tea from Golden Moon. It is a sweet smokey flavor that reminds me of sitting in front of a fireplace snuggled with my puppies. It brings happy memories and warms you, body and soul.
This is destined to become a wintertime favorite.
Elizabeth Hetrick said:
Late afternoon respit
My recent purchase of Lapsong Soushong has been an amazing afternoon pickup. With joy I frequently take 20-30 minutes to enjoy a cup.. This has become a happy ritual in my life. EH
Team Wisdom said:
One of our favorites!
Smoky- tastes like a campfire in the best way! 🏕 🔥 ❤️
Anna Trombley said:
Another good one!
A fine, smooth, definitive Lapsang Suchong. These days I favor one part Lapsang Suchong to three parts plain black tea for an interesting & less assertive drink
Don Mutchler said:
I've been a fan of lapsang souchong for many years, and I find Golden Moon Tea's product to be a consistently fine tea compared to the various other sources I have used. I drink a lot of chai and other teas to which I add (too much) sweet and milk, but I've a few robust black teas that are nothing but joy in their purest form, and this tea is one. I love how I can fill my small (16 oz) thermos with hot water and but a pinch (1/4 tsp?) of lapsang souchong tea leaves, and in an hour or so when I want some hot tea, it is perfect: not too smokey, and certainly not bitter. Less is more for this tea. Well worth having in the cupboard if not a requirement.
Theresa Pembrook said:
I love the smoky flavor of Lapsang Souchong. It reminds me of fall!!
Jon W. said:
Best Lapsang Souchong tea of my life!
Incredibly tasty and rich tea. I put just a touch of Stevia in it, and it is delightful. I have had many Lapsangs in my life, and some have been good, some have a bad aftertaste or are metallic, but this one is pure taste without any aftertaste or metallic factors. I buy it by the pound.
Steve Long said:
Not my cup of tea at all! I Horrible smell and taste. I will stick with my French Breakfast. Love it
Kavita Subramanian said:
Gorgeously complex and aromatic
Beautiful tea that has wonderfully spicy notes and is very balanced. My go to tea for everyday.
Wonederful service and I am happy to have this on subscription.
Haynes Turkle said:
Good tea, excellent online source
We have been fans of this smoky tea for years. Golden Moon tea has a great product. And we like that they offer a pure tea, free from chemicals and plastic.
Leslie Hanlon said:
I very much like this tea! It smells and tastes like the fresh soil of Spring, which, for me, is wonderful...earthy and smooth! I am new to Golden Moon Teas, and REALLY love the quality of the tea. I feel very alert and calm after drinking it!
marc roder said:
strong and smoky
This Lapsang keeps its smoky tobacco aroma, The tins are great for storing loose tea and retaining freshness.
Thomas Gruber said:
My current favorite
I get that this isn't everyone's cup of tea (eyeroll for a bad pun ;) ) but it's the one I keep coming back to. If you like campfires and peaty whiskey this is the tea to try!
ANITA FLANTZ said:
A Favorite Tea
Lapsang Souchong is one of two black teas I always have on hand and Golden Moon Tea is the best.
Anne Mai said:
Lapsang Souchong loose tea
I love the Silver Moon Lapsang Souchong. It’s flavor is rich and smokey and the delivery was prompt and without problems. Silver Moon is a pleasure to deal with!
John Langley said:
The first time I had Lapsang Souchong I was so surprised and shocked. At both the fact the tea was smoked and at how much I loved the taste. This particular one is by far the best I have ever had. I crave this tea at times. It is great with cream. Or without. I often use a stick of horehound candy as a sweetener it pairs wonderfully with the smokey flavor. As well as a teaspoon of single malt highland scotch. In a cup of this tea I also use a multi floral manuka honey to sweeten it at times. It is an awesome natural pairing. I steep this tea only twice the first being just a fantastically amazingly flavored brew first brew is 3 min. The second a little longer. This is a staple in my tea cabinet and always will be
Chris Green said:
Almost every morning
This tea is fantastic. I'm on my fourth or fifth 1/2lb bag and I'm sure I'll get more when I'm done with this one. It's not for everyone of course, some people think smoked tea is really strange, but I love it. This Lapsang Souchong is definitely the best one I've ever had. There is a wonderfully complex flavor including smoke (of course), honey, and floral notes, without any bitterness. I have had the opportunity to pair it with a lot of other things and it should come as no surprise that a cup of this works amazingly well with some smoked bacon and eggs. When paired with a cigar, the smokiness is toned down and you really pick up on the floral notes that linger in the background when you drink it on it's own. I usually steep mine in boiling water for 3 minutes the first time and 5 for the second. I don't add any sweeteners or cream and there really is not any bitterness to speak of. I would highly recommend this tea to anyone wanting to explore a smoked tea as this is the best example I've found.
Deborah Laurent said:
I loved all of the tea from Golden Moon. The Lapsang was exactly as described. It was bold and smoky- just as I prefer. Thank you for fresh and flavorful tea.
Melissa Lofton said:
Wonderful and addictive!
Compelling wood smoky delicious tea, reasonably priced. Excellent service too. Thank you!
This is my favourite tea. It would seem folks either love it or hate it...for me, i can drink it all day long.
I am thankful, therefore, that this company provides an organic version.
I buy it by the pound. ♡
I'm drinking a cup of this smokey Lapsang Souchong now, and I'm loving it!
Susan Finney said:
This tea is so warming and fragrant, and the smokiness so suitable for the fall and winter. I am giving one as a Christmas gift. I have enjoyed Golden Moon tea for many years and always have to have a supply on hand.
Mary Brox said:
No review yet
Bought tea to give as Christmas gift.
I do enjoy a smoky tea, and this definitely is one of the best versions of Lapsang Souchong I have ever encountered!
(As one of the other reviewers referred, I also first encountered it with the Russian Caravan name. And loved it then.)
I wonder how this would do if burned as incense???
Bob M. said:
Tea with the scent of nights under the stars by a campfire
I've been ordering Lapsang souchong for several years by the pound. I go through a lot of it as it is my go to tea on most occasions. Even take it to a restaurant where I meet friends on Thursday for b'fast. Even they have commented on how they enjoy the fragrance and aroma as I make 2-3 cups during the meal.
I have been looking for a good quality Russian Caravan since my last brand discontinued it. This did not disappoint.
William Cracraft said:
Great tea, great service!
I've ordered from Golden Moon Tea a couple times, now, and each time they have had my tea in stock and sent it promptly. Thanks, Golden Moon, for keeping me in tea during these unusual times!
Arlene Dean said:
If I could imagine campfire, pine and the outdoors turned into tea? This is it. It's very unusual, heady and interesting.
anne johnson said:
Love this tea
Lapsang souchong is the best. I love a Smokey tea and this is it. With a bit of local honey and mint from garden it’s an enjoyable tea anytime.
Polly McG. said:
Best Tea Ever
I have Irish ancestors, and we all know that the Irish are famous for their passion for tea. Well, I can tell you ... Golden Moon teas are the best I have ever tasted. Irish Breakfast tea in the morning for a sparkling energetic start. On to to their Roo-I-Bos tea for an afternoon pick-me-up. Lush forest-y flavor with a sweet caramel note warms the soul and brightens my mood. And look forward to evening for my top favorite, Lapsang Souchong. Pure smoky flair with a light natural sweetness, and I never have trouble sleeping after the last soothing cup. A cuppa Lapsong is like a warm snuggle ... very big up here in Maine to take the chill off after sundown.
Excellent tea—great flavor!
Ordered 1 lb. bag, excellent from the first cup to the last! If you like bold flavor, a must try!
John Meadors said:
Not easy to find, but perfectly wonderful.
The service was excellent and the tea is super high quality. Highly recommended.
Elizabeth Albright said:
This tea is delicious. Lapsang souchong has a smoky flavor that not may take a little bit to get used to, so be aware of that if this is your first purchase. This tea is delicious and has a wonderful, smooth flavor. I've had lapsang souchong from other companies and I have to say that this is the best one I've had. The flavor is delicious without the bitter after taste that some other teas tend to have.
Deborah Hellerstein said:
In these days in quarantine. Knowing at least I can delicious tea to wake me, soothe me has been a material blessing
Joseph Marra said:
This is what tea should be
If you really like good tea, this is the place to get it
Sherri Stuart said:
Excellent Smokey Flavor
If you like a tea with body and strong flavors, this is your tea. Lapsang Souchong is not a delicate tea but is one of robust flavor. Excellent after dinner with a Madeline cookie. Perfect ending to a meal.
Tay MacIntyre said:
Perfectly balanced and smoky
I love a good Lapsang Souchong and this one is EXCELLENT. Perfectly rich, smoky and balanced. It's my every morning winter tea. Fantastic and highly recommended.
We have been customers of Golden Moon Tea for years they have THE BEST tea of anywhere and we love everything from them till this tea - sooooo smoky it looks like tea but smells like a campfire in a bag - doesn’t really taste like tea either. I am keeping it in the garage because I don’t want the smoky ness to sleep into my other teas lol. My husband is ok with it to drink “occasionally like fine scotch” but I shouldn’t have bought so much lol - I assumed because we loved everything for years we would love this and I was wrong lol. My error, not the company’s - they are FANTASTIC. This tea is weird. Literally everything else from here is superb. Highly highly recommend everything else from Golden Moon but be careful with this one, maybe start with a smaller bag.
Raymond kraemer said:
Great tea, great service.
I have drunk lapsang souchong every day for at least 30 years.
This is high quality tea - very smoky. Wish I had bought a pound instead of a half.
I'll definitely buy again.
Helen Scott said:
I am a long time, "like never", coffee drinker. I love lapsong souchong. It is an acquired taste. I like mine with honey and lemon. This combo is magnificent. It relaxes me and helps me release all the days stress and anxieties. Just talking about it makes me want some right now. Why , I think I will indulge. So bye now. Time to relax. 😎
Oh My, Oh My, Oh My!
This tea is such a lovely, unexpected treat. It is quite smoky. I LOVE the flavor. The first brew is strong and bold, a second brew is mild and subtle. Both are delightful.
I have always been a "coffee" person, but recently needed to stop drinking coffee. I have been looking for a strong, bold tea that would replace coffee for me. This is becoming a new go-to me. I also am enjoying Pu-erh, another unique tea. If you like Pu-erh, I think it likely you would enjoy this one.
I have other brands of Lapsang Souchong which are much less flavorful and smoky. I give this one a 5 stars because, for my taste, it is the best I have ever experienced!
Lisa Christopher said:
Smooth but smokey
I'm not a fan of the smokey flavor in my tea, but the teas is smooth. Needed a bit of doctoring up with honwy and lemon to tolerate, but was curiously not bad as iced with a black tea blend. It was an interesting adventure trying it, but IO will not be repurchasing this one.
David Mertz said:
Specific tea was not for my consumption
Golden Moon Lapsang Souchong tea was purchased as a gift for someone who knows tea and when asked, specified "Golden Moon" for reasons of purity, quality. I can only comment on the purchase process and delivery, and both went smoothly. That the tea should be Golden Moon speaks for itself.
Marlene S McPherson said:
I love it!
Lapsang Souchong is one of those things that you either love it or you hate it, there's no in-between. Well, I absolutely love it. I can't drink it without a smile coming to my lips. It's odd, as I cannot abide smoking tobacco, so that can't be why I love it. I don't want to let a day go by without drinking at least one cup of it.
Tobacco leaves in tea form...Y-U-C-K!!
Bought this in their black tea sample, & just as the info says, favored by alcoholics & smokers. Well, that's b/c their taste buds are fried from all the cancerous elements. I'm shocked this is a tea, any antioxidants that tea may provide, well that's pretty much gone, smoked out!...by the tea leaves roasting over a barbecue pit for goshsake. This flavor is so distinct like Russian Caravan, you can't mistaken what-it-is...SMOKE! And if u want to attract cockroaches, well this tea they love b/c of that smoky smell. I would know, I live in Hawaii & they love smoky fish, smoky anything!
William Simpson said:
Lapsang Souchong is my favorite travel tea. I enjoy drinking it as I drove the long back roads around and about.
Golden Moon Lapsang Souchong is quite the best true travel tea I have ever found. One sip and we know why it was Queen Victoria's favorite.
The best lapsang ever
I really enjoy this lapsang! Perfectly satisfying smoky flavor that is not too strong. Good tea flavor too. Very drinkable.
James Aldrich said:
The Good Stuff
Everything Lapsang Souchong should be. This is my "go to" tea and usually the only variety I have in the house. The aroma fills the room and inspires the imagination to thoughts of adventure.
Susan Busbice said:
Andrea Johnson said:
Such an interesting tea!
I heard of this tea while watching a Hallmark movie, and had to try it when I saw it on Golden Moon’s website! I received a booklet about tea with my first order, which has a recipe for smoky peach iced tea using lapsang souchong. Different but fun and tasty! My latest obsession, trying new Golden Moon Teas. Favorites thus far are Masala Chai & Mint Medley.
MariaVirginia Swan said:
Very good intense flavor as lapsang souchong should have
My husband loves the smoky aroma and flavor of this lapsang souchong. Other brands have a rather weak flavor. We are very satisfied with this product.
Still Waiting said:
there is such a delicate balance between smoky and bitter and i often oversleep by forgetting. i loved this lapsing. was smoky and had depth of flavor
Jennie R said:
Ok, so I loved the description of this tea and decided to try it. But when I got it the scent of smoke was so overpowering that I put it aside for a week or two and didn't make it. Yesterday I got brave and decided to try it. I think part of my hesitation is that we just went through a big wildfire so the smokey smell was more stress-inducing then intriguing! But I am so glad I finally tried it. You definitely have to ignore the intensely smokey scent from the tea, because once it brews that fades somewhat. The flavor of the tea is complex. You get a hint of smoke, plus a little of a traditional black tea, but there is an almost-but-not-quite sweet quality to the tea as well. I think I'm going to need to drink a lot more of it before I can really define it, but that is something I will be happy to do, because this tea exceeded all expectations!
I think the description mentioned whiskey, and like a good whiskey or even a good wine, there are layers and complexities to this tea that I never thought a tea would have. I definitely recommend it!
C. Lopez said:
When I read the description of this tea, it was not attractive to me, but I decided to order it just so I can get to taste the first kind of black tea that was invented. Smooth and smoky! It's like drinking a barbequed tea (I guess it is), seriously, but in a good way. The aroma is powerful, nothing like any other tea that I have tasted. It's smells like a summer campfire, very simple aroma, but the taste is much more better than that. It has a very long aftertaste, that will coat your motuth for a very long time. A unique experience, great tea!
John Langley said:
Great Smokey flavor I was looking for
This Lapsang is exactly the old Smokey flavor I remember. Outstanding taste !
Donna Lusby said:
Your staff is helpful & personable. Service is fast. There has never been an error. I'm so pleased to talk to a person & have my order promptly activated. Thank you.
Tamara Blustein said:
The best tea
This is my favorite tea, and from my favorite purveyor. I also use it in my stove top smoker for fish (or chicken, or pork, or veggies).
Delise Wilkins said:
Not my cup of tea
This one I just can't drink by itself. I found it works well with meals, and I did use it as a marinade for meat (it was great).
This tea is great. With a little milk and honey or just as is, it's great in the morning or through out the day. Great flavor and aroma!
Richard Currie said:
Been drinking Golden Moon lapsang souchong for about 5 or so years, and of all the l-s's out there this is by far the best! Clean smokey flavor, not barbeque-ey or swampey like other brands. If you've tried l-s's before and did not like them, you really should give Golden Moon's a try. You might be surprised.
Tracy Shaffer said:
LAPSANG SOUCHONG is my favorite coffee substitute in the morning. This is one of the more complex flavorful samples that I have had in years. Great with spicey foods,
Michael Christie said:
The King Of Teas
While Darjeeling may be the queen of teas, Lapsang Souchong is the King of teas. I am drinking a cup as I write this review. If you make your tea strong as I do, make sure you don't over-brew it (four minutes max}. It takes to honey very well, but go light on the cream (I never use milk in my tea). Good for any time of the day. I especially like it for breakfast.
Ellen Breed said:
Lapsang Souchang nice and smokey
I have been ordering from Golden Moon for a couple of years. The delivery piece is just perfect for me. The product is just spectacular and I look forward to the box's arrival. The Lapsang is just the best and one reason I continue to return to Golden Moon.
William Theriault said:
I order this for my Dad. He loves it. He always asks to order me more.
Luann Taylor said:
Great Smokey Flavor!
This is our go-to winter tea. A "much-y" tea ") Golden Moon Tea's Lapsang is the best we've tried thus far.
This is my standard favorite tea - Golden Moon Tea never disappoints!
robert barnum said:
The Lapsing Souchong makes a great after dinner dessert tea when using sweetened condensed milk . I enjoy the tea.
William Effinger said:
Good Balance of Flavor
This tea has a good balance of smoky to tea flavor. The brand I have been buying lacked this quality so I was glad to find this tea and a big plus is it is Organic.
Seaman Hornsby said:
Scant aroma and almost nonexistent smokey flavor
I was looking for an alternative to the overly expensive Capital Teas Lapsang Souchong (LS) that I normally purchase. Unfortunately, the Golden Moon LS that I bought recently had neither aroma nor flavor. The price was right and the servicing of my order was prompt, but the tea was a complete disappointment. My 1-star rating reflects the tea only.
Good Coffee Replacement
I bought this tea for my husband who loves it - and he usually prefers coffee. He says it is strong, smoky, pungent and flavorful and a good replacement for coffee. He chooses between organic coffee and Golden Moon's Lapsang Souchong each morning, and drinks far more Lapsang than coffee - a good recommendation from a former coffee drinker!
Jon W. said:
The best tasting lapsang available! Smooth, delicious, not overbearing.
roderick bramwell said:
The good for what ails you tea
Excellent quality Lapsang Souchong. I have been drinking this tea daily for decades and am convinced that it helps sustain me.
Greg Barnes said:
An excellent example of Lapsang or Russian Caravan style – rich, dark, and very smoky. If you enjoy that sort of strong black tea flavor, then this is a perfect example which I would highly recommend. If not, then yes, it's going to be a bit much for you. Fire drinkers only!