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Our Review
Lapsangs comes from The Wuyi Mountains (WuyiShan) in the northeastern part of Fujian Province. This was where black teas were first developed (called Bohea.) In the steeply forested mountains wood was plentiful, so it came naturally to smoke tea like bacon. The leaves were slowly withered to create a complex tea, then the leaves were slowly dried in rooms with a smoky fire below.
Dry Leaves Small leaves that are a dull jet black, with no golden tips.
Liquor Orange brown caramel liquor.
Aroma A heady mixture of pine and hardwood smoke, fruit, and spice.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body Medium to full bodied.
Flavors Pine smoke and bacon with some dark stone fruit.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Lapsang Souchong

An ancient and much loved tea from China, large leaves are dried over smoky pine fires. As you might imagine, the tea develops a distinctive smoky flavor. Give it a try when you want a change of pace.
tea bags
Lapsang Souchong - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-011
Lapsang Souchong - loose 3 oz tin
SKU: 44238
Lapsang Souchong - loose 6 oz tin
SKU: 48013
Lapsang Souchong - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41649

Out of stock

Lapsang Souchong - 50 sachet bag
SKU: 50504

Customer Reviews



Favorite tea
Average Review:

I was surprised by how balanced this tea was. I just moved from Europe, and I used to buy lapsang souchong from Sweden or France. This is the first time when the briskness is just right for my palate. It's been my favorite tea for the last 6 years, and it always takes me back to camping in the mountains in the summer.
I would recommended it particularly to those who love smoked cheese, or meat.



Beach Bonfire in a Cup
Average Review:

Though the heavy aroma of smoke sends my family scattering, the scent is warming and homey, like a beach bonfire. For me, it's the perfect eye (and nose) opener in the morning. I would rate this a little brisker than a 1.



Unique and delicious
Average Review:

The smell is like being near a campfire, and adds to the warming effect of drinking the tea. The tea is very well balanced. You might think that the smoky flavor would make it brisk, but it's very mild briskness and big body makes it very approachable and addictive.

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