Dragonfly tea is a family owned British company who source, grow and make the very finest of teas. You can read their history, values and philosophy on their amazing website. I came across their page on Facebook and saw that one of my friends actually tried their tea. She recommended Lapsang Souchong – for something very different. I am very intrigued and excited as this will be my first time trying a smoked loose leaf tea.
I am very grateful that the lovely Rosanna from Dragonfly tea sent me 2 of their luxury loose leaf teas to sample and review. I chose the smoky Lapsang Souchong and my favourite flavour, Darjeeling. Communication was astounding and the delivery was quite quick.
I was so excited to receive all of these yesterday!
The packaging was well-presented and I loved how the booklet and cards were minimalist and beautifully designed. The tins were sturdy and high quality.
Okay so now what do I think of the Lapsang Souchong? Once I’ve opened the tin, the smoky smell was so strong. Initial reaction? Sort of like a smoked fish. I was taken aback by the intense smell and actually had second thoughts of trying it. But I did. We did. My fiancé and I tried it. And. We regretted it.
Well, I’d say it wasn’t that bad. The taste was actually better than the smell. I find that there’s a minty aftertaste. And yes, a smoky taste – not too strong though. Will I drink it again? Hmmm, maybe. Next time, I might adjust the amount of tea and tweak the water a bit. Maybe add a slice of lemon? Apparently, some tea-drinkers like adding lemon into it. My fiancé however, will never ever taste it again. Scarred him for life. (LOL) I think the taste of Lapsang Souchong – it’s either you love it or absolutely hate it! Also, I kinda wished I chose their Bai Mudan (white china tea) instead.
I adjusted the amount of loose leaf tea – mainly because it might be too strong for us.
LAPSANG SOUCHONG For two people Brewing: 4 mins Tea : 2 heaped teaspoons Water : 4 small teacups
Onto the next one, my favourite, Darjeeling. What can I say? Light, clean and a hint of sweetness! Just the way I like it. I loved this tea! I could drink it all day! There was a honey-smell after brewing the tea. It was definitely delicious. What a treat!
DARJEELING For two people Brewing: 4 mins Tea : 2 heaped teaspoons Water : 4 small teacups
| Exact details at the back of the tin:
Allow freshly boiled water to cool for 1-2 minutes. preheat the teapot and add 2-3 grams of tea per person. infuse for 3-5 minutes. the longer the infusion, the more flavoursome the tea becomes. |
I would highly recommend Dragonfly tea to anyone! We are a massive fan of high-quality loose leaf teas. I’m not an expert but I have tried a wide variety of loose leaf teas over the years – from different independent companies, teas from different parts of the world to the most common and commercially-made ones. I must say, loose leaf teas from Dragonfly was definitely a LUXURY without the expensive price tag. For only £6 per tin – very affordable and worth every penny! The whole tin will lasts you for a long time.
Thank you Dragonfly tea for letting me review your luxury loose leaf teas. I hope I can review more of your well-crafted and flavorful products someday!
Are you a tea-drinker? Do you like loose leaf teas? What’s your favourite? I would love to hear your comments!
***Disclaimer: I asked the lovely Rosanna from Dragonfly tea to sample and review their loose leaf teas. The teas were sent to me for free. All views are my own honest opinion of the experience.***
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