BELZEBUBS – Stygian Comfort
Lapsang souchong tea & coffee beans
A Pitch Black North + Belzebubs Blend ; Limited Edition only 200 x 50g Bags made.
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This is what the packaging looks like:
The ingredients: Lapsang souchong tea & coffee beans (other ingredients are not noted, only a „my contain“)
The pack contains 50g.
The preparation of the tea: 1-2 grams per cup in 95°C water.
BELZEBUBS – Stygian Comfort: Lapsang souchong tea & coffee beans. A black tea in a unusual blend: Lapsang souchong tea leaves & coffee beans with a very own smoked fragrance for a tea and anything but „colorful“ ;) Newly arrived from the esteemed Finland: BELZEBUBS – Stygian Comfort – . Belzebubs & Pitch Black North Tea have teamed up to conjure “Stygian Comfort”. A belzebrew blend curated by J. P. Ahonen.
BELZEBUBS is a fictional band designed by the Finnish comic artist J. P. Ahonen. The band is not so fictional because artists have breathed life into the band displayed in the comics. The music counts to Black Metal / Death Metal. It reminds me of the fictional band Dethklok (Melodic Death Metal). I know the comics only sporadically, but they are satirical scenes from the black metal scene. The band, the real band, is under contract with Century Media … hope it’s not a contract with the belzebub …
But now it’s about the tea and it is quite normal at first glance, but at the latest the fragrance reveals the specialty and also why it may not meet every taste.
If the packaging is slightly open, it smells strongly of smoking notes. The association with smoked bacon comes directly to my mind. The smell of the tea before the preparation is very strong, but not as „put on“ as with flavored tea, but as just smoked. You can feel the scent well. Prepared, it smells light in the whole room and a little stronger up close. Up close, there are other notes, such as black tea behind the smoky note, but mostly hidden. The tea has a very slightly sweet kind. The scent is very unusual and a rather extreme contrast for the usual supermarket tea. The taste is milder than the fragrance. You notice the black tea from time to time a little more. It is a round taste and only mildly bitter, but still has this smoky note with it. When I tried it for the first time, a very fine note of coffee came through in the end actually, which I had missed until then. The coffee might be stronger if the beans were ground.
It tastes spicy smoked, strong in the smoky note and quite pushy but on the other hand not too strong. There is no need to think of simple black tea with coffee. It’s more like a smell of smoke that reminds me of a ham crust, just without meat taste. When drinking, the tea can come out discreetly and is then as you know it from black tea. Even when trying again, the coffee only comes to the fore with the last sips and lies very mildly on the black tea and everything overall under the smoky note.
Unusual, no question, but also very interesting. you definitely have to like the smoky note and it is not exactly subtle for the general idea of tea. The black tea and coffee are usually only at the very end and then only taste very subtle. The smoky note is omnipresent and it just reminds me of a smoked ham without the meat flavors. Clearly a matter of taste.
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