Since I don’t mind the taste of Russian Caravan tea, I thought I might try, Lapsang Souchong. Quite frankly it was disgusting. I sipped it twice and immediately decided that there was no way I could drink any more. I immediately tipped it out and made myself a cup of coffee to try and get rid of the awful aftertaste. I can only assume that I tried a “low-quality” lapsang souchong, as it did indeed taste like cigarette ashes (see the wikipedia article).
If you like tea, I don't recommend this one… not the Twinings variety anyway.
None of this would have happened if the university supermarket wasn’t always completely sold out of Earl Grey. Why is it never there when I want to buy tea? Even Lady Grey would do.