Details: 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 heavy mixture of pine and hardwood smoke, fruit, and spice.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Medium to full body
Flavors: Pine smoke and bacon with some dark stone fruit.
Brewing Time: 4-5
Brewing Temp: 212º