Aah! The distinctive smokey flavour of Lapsang Souchong is definitely an acquired taste. I grew up with it - my mother's favourite - delivered to her English cottage door by moustached tea merchant 'the Major General' and drunk from willow pattern cups by the fireside. The smell brings back other memories, of the 'trade' boats we sailed in the Essex marshes - the smell of Stockholm tar and dressed tan sails. Now in my sixties I'm so excited to have discovered a supply of this unique brew from Aromas!