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Incredible rich, lightly woody/smokey flavor (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)
My new favorite tea! Until I tried Teas Etc.'s Bohea Organic, my favorite tea was lapsong souchong. Bohea Organic is the Gentleman's lapsong souchong - a strong, heavily oxidized black leaf, yielding a rich golden-red tea with only the faintest hints of gunpowder or smoke. Surprisingly, it also makes an excellent iced tea, robust and full of flavor without being bitter.
Bohea (Thursday, June 21, 2012)
Whoa! The smell of this tea is potent but the taste is surprisingly smooth & subtle. Definitely strong & a sipping tea. Excellent balance of being not too strong & smokey but not weak either. I agree that everyone needs to try this at least once!
Bohea (Saturday, March 03, 2012)
Great tea. Use 180 degree water; If you use boiling you'll get what my family calls bandaid tea. I would reorder.
Woodsy flavor (Friday, February 03, 2012)
A nice woodsy flavor.
Nice and smokey (Wednesday, December 28, 2011)
I really like this tea and drink it a few times a week. It's smokey but delicious. Definitely pretty strong; I have to drink it slow. The only tea I've tried that I can compare it to is assam reserve, and I think this one tastes better.
A wonderful Bohea! (Wednesday, November 30, 2011)
I've tried other sources. One even seemed to include dirt! Your bohea is a wonderful flavor. Perfect for anytime - any place. Thanks for making it available.
Oh Wuyi (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)
What a complex tea! Smoky, oaky, orange... great alternative to coffee or wine! Tannins resemble a softly aged wine. I keep sipping and it opens up like a fine wine!
smooth and smoky (Thursday, July 14, 2011)
This is such an improvement over the artificial, tarry, overpowering smokiness of many lapsang souchong teas. It is really pleasant and easy to drink.
Glad I got this (Monday, May 09, 2011)
I bought this tea out of curiosity and on a whim. I am glad I did. It is quite enjoyable and had nice, unique taste. I was hoping for a stronger smokey-oak taste analogous to Lapsang Souchong (I love its smokey-pine taste) but it wasn't too weak. Like other black teas I've bought or tried from Teas Etc, it was not astringent or bitter; but was full of flavor and smooth.
change of pace (Wednesday, May 04, 2011)
This is a truly intriguing black tea! The aroma is phenolic, smokey & almost whiskey-like; the flavor is smooth and slightly malty. Although i dont drink this tea on a very regular basis, it's a great addition to any collection, for when the mood strikes. Great with milk chocolate!
A favorite (Tuesday, December 28, 2010)
I've purchased larger bags of this tea twice and will continue to do so every time I run out - it's one of my pantry staples!
Finally! (Monday, September 27, 2010)
I bought some Bohea tea in Williamsburg VA years ago and have been looking for more ever since. I am so thankful to find it on your website. Your Bohea has a wonderful flavor. And it's organic - a definite plus! My husband's not a tea drinker, but even he liked it.
Mellow (Thursday, July 15, 2010)
One of my favorite teas for many, many years has been a proprietary lapsang from another purveyor. That tea is quite strong--definitely a campfire in a cup--and I find that I need to limit my consumption because of its strength. Bohea, on the other had, has a lovely, mellow taste. One definitely tastes the smokiness, but it is not overpowering and I can easily see myself lingering over a long pot of bohea. Generally, I like lapsang in the autumn, on a nice crisp day, but bohea strikes me as something one could drink year round. In fact, it's July, I just received bohea as a sample with the purchase of a Tea Traveler cup, and I am back to purchase more bohea. Even my youngest children are not put off by the smokiness of this delicious tea.
Not my first choice (Saturday, June 12, 2010)
I have tried several smoky teas but I guess my palate is not elegant enough to enjoy them.
Delicious, smoky black tea (Tuesday, June 01, 2010)
This tea was smoky, oaky and delicious! What a wonderful surprise to know it was one of the teas thrown overboard at the Boston Tea Party. What a shame to waste that good tea!
Sweet and smooth (Monday, May 31, 2010)
The taste is milder than a typical lapsang. It is decently mellow as far as smokiness Ė the smoke is there but it blends so well that itís not like inhaling a campfire with each sip of tea (though I do like those campfire teas, too). Itís heavy and rich without being overpowering or tarry. Thereís a very sweet little upswing at the end. This is seriously tasty stuff.
Smoky Love (Friday, May 28, 2010)
I adore smoky teas, and this one has become one that must always be in stock in my tea cupboard. The smoke isn't harsh at all, but gives the oak flavor a bit more oomph. The dry leaves are not the most pleasant ones that I've smelled, so please do not give up on this tea before trying it. If you've been curious about smoky teas, then I recommend that this would be the perfect introduction. If you can handle this smoke easily and enjoy it, then try some even smokier Lapsang Souchongs. I jokingly call this a baby lapsang.
Good choice for a rainy afternoon. (Tuesday, April 27, 2010)
This tea is a good choice while working at the desk on a rainy afternoon. I like a smoky lapsang souchong once in a while, but I'd drink this Bohea a lot more often. Enough smoke to be distinctive, but this is tea enhanced by a touch of smoke, and not just a smoke delivery system. No milk necessary, it would be hard to brew a harsh cup of this tea.
Bohea or Lapsang Souchong? (Monday, February 23, 2009)
I initially got hooked on loose leaf when I was in bed for a week with a bad cold. I had bought a half price tin of lapsang souchong at the local supermarket when they discountinued carrying loose leaf tea. The tin sat in the cupboard for weeks until I caught cold and had little else to drink. As I tried other loose leaf teas, lapsang lost it's appeal. The smokey flavor became somewhat offensive in in it's intensity. I read that bohea was the 'original lapsang' and gave it a try. It is similar to lapsang, but more subtle. I tend to prefer Chinese black teas and oolongs. The bohea in my mind has all the qualities of a good Chinese black tea with a little bit of a smokiness. Very nice.
Wonderful Black Tea (Saturday, January 31, 2009)
My favorite black tea. Best with milk and sugar. Worth the extra cost. Does not produce tanic acid when left to brew too long. Produces weak tea the second time if you try to reuse leaves.
Rediscovered Bohea (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)
I had purchased a bag of Bohea twelve months ago, and somehow it got lost in my tea cabinet. After running low on my usual Golden Monkey,Oolongs and Green teas, I discovered a bag of unopened Bohea. I tried it and was instantly hooked. The flavor is delightful and stimulating. I have so many favorites and this one will also go on the list.
Bohea Black Tea (Sunday, March 16, 2008)
I like strong black teas! To me Bohea outshines them all, primarily because of its very unusual oakey flavor. The history of being one of the Boston Tea Party teas just adds to the experience.
bohea (Sunday, March 09, 2008)
Where has this tea been hiding? It is so smooth, full bodied and just plain GOOD! I ordered the first time after reading the description and am reordering this time because it is my newest favorite.
Best Tea In Town (Wednesday, February 20, 2008)
I received this tea as a sample. Glad I did. I love the rich smokey taste. Is an excellent cup of tea. Thanks
I love this tea (Saturday, January 05, 2008)
I bought this tea on a whim ,because I like history. I am glad I did. I am enjoying A cup as I type this. This tea has a wonderful smell and taste. I have been able to steep at least three times.
Our favorite in the organic tea sampler (Friday, January 05, 2007)
We received the organic tea sampler for Christmas, and so far our favorite has been the Bohea--a nice black tea with a touch of a smoky flavor, somewhat similar to good Russian Caravans (but not STRONG smoky/ashy flavor like Lapsang Souchong). It's good both with and without milk. I think this will be one of the teas we reorder for an encore brewing!
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