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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 Tea, 3 oz Tin
SKU: 44238
Lapsang Souchong – Loose Tea, 6 oz Tin
SKU: 48013
Lapsang Souchong – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41649
Lapsang Souchong – Tea Sachets, Bag of 50
SKU: 50504

Customer Reviews



"Smoky" is quite literal.
Average Review:

If you've never tried a "smoky" tea before, be sure you try a sample, first, like I did. When I opened the package, I was overwhelmed by a very strong campfire smell... the type you might expect when opening a bag of charcoal to grill with. I suppose some people enjoy this, as evidenced by other reviews, but this is the first time I've poured a cup of tea down the sink rather than drink it. Barbecue is not what I'm looking for in a morning tea! While I personally found it undrinkable, I still gave it 3 stars because the description is technically accurate.



One of my favorites
Average Review:

I first learned of lapsang souchong when I read a description in James Michener's novel _Centennial_! I was immediately fascinated by the "smoky, tarry" tea and went out to buy some the very next day. Over the years I have tried it in bags and as loose tea, from a variety of providers, and Harney's is one of my top two. It's also one of my favorite Harney teas, and I drink several cups a week, usually at breakfast. If you enjoy smoky teas, give the grandaddy of them all a try.



Great Expectations
Average Review:

I really appreciate this tea, I use this when things are a bit crazy at work and I need to pick it back up even though I am wearing down.

When I open the can I get the great smokey flavor which reminds me of calm days spent in front of my barrel smoker waiting to enjoy brisket, chicken, and other delicious foods.

For the five minutes its in the infuser I watch the color develop and bask in the aroma put out.

After it fills my mug and I take that first bracing drink I am mentally rejuvenated and ready to rock.

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