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Baker Street Afternoon Blend

4.5 star average rating
13 Reviews Write a Review
A bit of Lapsang Souchong is blended with Keemun and Darjeeling, yielding a mildly smoky tea. Perfect for an afternoon uplift.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-4 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Baker Street Afternoon Blend Reviews
4.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (based on 13 reviews)

  • Baker St Blen
  • 5 star rating
  • P – FL – October 07, 2020
  • Bought this tea on a whim because I like Lapsang Souchong (and am a huge fan Of Sherlock!) At first I was disappointed; I brewed the tea according to the directions. I was not impressed. The next time however, I brewed it with more tea than indicated, with my typical steeping time of 3-4 minutes. Loved loved loved it!
  • Great Blend
  • 5 star rating
  • Tammy – IL – September 28, 2020
  • I found the Baker Street Blend absolutely delicious, a nice balance of flavors and just outstanding
  • Love this stuff, but not iced
  • 4 star rating
  • Joel – IL – July 29, 2020
  • I'd have given this 5 stars, as it's my favorite hot tea, except I made the mistake of making a batch of iced tea with this. So I've got 5 quarts of very smoky iced tea. The smokiness is toned down with something sweet - I'm using a little black raspberry coulis from my garden's berries.
  • Pleasantly smokey
  • 4 star rating
  • Carolyn – NY – September 19, 2019
  • Has more smoke and body than a keemun and is easier to drink than most lapsangs.
  • Surprise favorite
  • 5 star rating
  • Michael – MA – May 18, 2019
  • I was introduced to this blend via the British Sampler. My mother in law disliked the lapsang suchong, but I found I loved it. It’s now my go-to afternoon tea.
  • Wonderful
  • 5 star rating
  • Kellie – CO – September 08, 2018
  • This has become my go-to black tea blend. Upton calls it an afternoon tea, but I like it in the morning, with milk and sugar. It's perfect for breakfast with a piece of toast!
  • Wonderful Afternoon Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • elf – NY – August 14, 2018
  • This is a lightly smoky, full-bodied black tea that takes a bit of milk and sugar well. I enjoyed this tea very much; I'm not a big fan of the super-smoky Lapsang Souchong but this was just a touch of smokiness and made my teatime that much more special. This one is on my re-order list.
  • Brilliant
  • 5 star rating
  • Benjamin – MA – July 31, 2018
  • Fantastic tea. Now one of my favorites, just the right amount of lapsang souchong blended in for a terrific cup of tea anytime.
  • It was pure lapsang souchong
  • 1 star rating
  • Alex – CA – July 06, 2018
  • I indeed would have liked a "bit of lapsang souchong blended in" but my last order was pure lapsang souchong, the taste was completely overwhelming. I do like l.s. but that's not what I ordered! And I had ordered this before so I remember what is tasted like.
  • Afternoon Delight
  • 4 star rating
  • Lawrence – MA – January 10, 2018
  • Prepped: warm water prep washed to open the leaves, Boiling water then let it rest for 10 to 15 seconds then poured into the teapot. Likes: Tastes like a bourbon, peat, Golden Bourbon hue, Frothy head, I could smell this tea all day long Dislikes: None Currently
  • My favorite afternoon pick-me-up
  • 5 star rating
  • Lynnea – IL – December 05, 2017
  • I first tried this as part of the British Blend Sampler, and I was hooked from the first sip. It has the rich smokiness of Lapsang Souchong, but mellowed enough to not be overwhelming.
  • A Tasty Way of Sidling Up to Lapsang Souchong
  • 4 star rating
  • Johanna – OR – October 03, 2017
  • I encountered the Baker Street blend (or something just like it - they didn't divulge their suppliers) at a local tea shop and realized that maybe I'd been too hasty when I first condemned lapsang souchong, years ago. Very distinctive and not overwhelmingly smoky.
  • Wonderful afternoon blend
  • 5 star rating
  • Siera – MT – September 20, 2017
  • Received as part of a sample pack. Really love the rich, smoky notes; it takes me back to a small cured meat shop in South America! Will be buying again!
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