Lapsang Souchong, also referred to as smoked tea, is one of the world's oldest and most distinctive black teas.This black tea is originally from the Wuyi region in Fujian,China.Lapsang Souchong is prepared using the same manual techniques today that have been passed down from generation to generation.
After the tea is plucked, the leaves acquire their intensely smoky flavor when they are dried over cypress or pine wood fires. The leaves are positioned on bamboo trays over smoky pine fires, where they dry and absorb even more aroma. The finished tea leaves are thick and black and when steeped in hot water, produce a rich tea with a unique, smoky taste.
- Cultivar - Lapsang Souchong
- Picked - Summer
- Oxidisation level - 100%
What to Look For
Delicate, twisted, matte black leaves with dusky golden tips.
Smokey and fruity, with blackberry tartness and malty depth.
In the Cup
Deep, copper red infusion.
Rich and syrupy, with notes of caramel, chocolate, lychee
Try this smoky tea with milk for a smooth and creamy addition. The tea taste naturally sweet,no need for sugar.This tea is sometimes referred to as Russian Caravan.