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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.

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.
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Lapsang Souchong - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-011
$2.00
Lapsang Souchong - loose 3 oz tin
SKU: 44238
$5.00
Lapsang Souchong - loose 6 oz tin
SKU: 48013
$9.00
Lapsang Souchong - 50 sachet bag
SKU: 50504
$19.00
Lapsang Souchong - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41649
$19.00
Quality
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67%
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4 star :
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( 4 )
2 star :
7%
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Favorite tea Review by Ema
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. (Posted on 3/2/15)
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Beach Bonfire in a Cup Review by Vinsc44
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. (Posted on 4/1/14)
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Unique and delicious Review by Tiffany
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. (Posted on 3/30/14)
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Good for a winter day Review by Teresa
Average Review:
This is my go-to tea for cold days. I live in Alaska, so it becomes my main drink for half the year. Very tasty, smoky, and energizing. We often serve it with a squeeze of lemon or with milk but I prefer it black. I love the stuff. Delicious! (Posted on 2/22/14)
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Smoky and complex Review by Krista
Average Review:
I had this tea again at the tea tasting room and a couple along side me tried it as well. I love Lapsang Souchong because it resonates with different parts of the nose, mouth, and throat at different stages of experiencing the tea. It is strong, smooth, and refreshing; leaving the stomach full and the back of the throat feeling airy once finished. The man next to me commented that perhaps this tea may be good for a smoker trying to quit because of this tea's many experiential qualities. They've also made a cheese with it and you can try it grilled on a sandwich at their cafe, which I can not wait to do! (Posted on 1/12/14)
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My daily morning regimen Review by Liz
Average Review:
30 years ago I gave up coffee due to severe heartburn. I switched to tea but the standard fare did not offer me the same punch or flavor. How wonderful my discovery of Lapsang Souchong: strong, smokey, powerful, it gets my motor started every morning adn clears the cobwebs of sleep. It's the closest brew to coffee with all the good side effects. I drink it daily and love it! This is not a tea for the faint of heart: Beware to the uninitiated: the aroma of a fresh brewed cup may cause some to think there's a burning ember afoot. (Posted on 12/15/13)
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It's like liquid campfire! Review by Clint
Average Review:
A previous reviewer commented that this is the Lagavulin of tea. I couldn't agree more with the assessment. If you're a fan of Isle scotch, this is the tea for you. It is very smokey but the flavor is very mild and nicely balanced. It's like liquid campfire! (Posted on 2/23/13)
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Sitting by the campfire! Review by Benjamin
Average Review:
This tea is very smoky, I didn't expect it at first, but it has become one of my favorites, not an everyday tea. I usually drink this on cold rainy days, it is quite warming. You would be hard pressed to find something that will warm you as quickly as a cup of lapsang souchong. (Posted on 12/2/12)
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Sick day tea Review by Constance
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I wanted to love this tea, but as a southern girl raised to drink sweet iced tea all year long, with hot tea added to our diet in the winter, it was a bit much for me. Too smokey, too piney, too much. That is, until I caught a cold and was looking through my tea drawer for something to make me feel better. I thought to give this tea another try. What a different experience. The very things that seemed too heavy before now were very comforting and cut through my foggy brain. Now, sometimes, I will pull this tea out while I am well, it is my go to tea if I am under the weather. I am so glad I gave it another try. (Posted on 11/4/12)
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perfection Review by lae
Average Review:
i bought this tea for my mother on a whim as a gift for her birthday. she grew up drinking tea and lapsang souchong has remained her favorite. she past that love of tea onto me. a good lapsang is hard to come by, but this one is perfect.it's one of the lighter black teas,and has a natural sweetness which goes along with that smoky flavor so well. (Posted on 9/13/12)
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