Lapsang Souchong is an elegant black tea smoke-dried over a pinewood fire. Its flavor and aroma are described as containing empyreumatic notes, including wood smoke, pine resin, smoked paprika, and dried longan.
According to legend, in the mid-17th century, villagers were forced to hide their harvest of fresh tea from an invading army. When the army left, the tea needed to be dried quickly to reach the market on time. The villagers used open fires of pine wood to dry the tea leaves. At the market, the Dutch loved this new specialty tea and Lapsang Souchong was born.
Our premium Lapsang Souchong hails from Taiwan (rather than mainland China), specifically from Nantou County, and is regarded as one of the world's finest Lapsangs. It makes a very smooth and deep flavorful cup of tea with mild hints of pine and oak fire.
Lapsang Souchong is best enjoyed hot and unsweetened.
Brewing Instructions (per each 6 oz. of water):
- Wake up with energizing black tea - the caffeine in tea hits different
- Antioxidants in tea promote overall physical well-being
- The chemical composition of tea promotes focus and concentration
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As intense as liquid smoke...not the tea for me.
I generally like earthiness in foods, and the smoky aroma and taste described for the lapsang souchong sounded great. It turned out to have such an overpowering pine, campfire smell and taste that I was totally put off. Be forewarned: this reminds me of a bottle of liquid smoke. Not in a good way.
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A Longstanding Favorite
Love this and glad it was available. Wish the Irish Breakfast would come back!
Smokey flavor is right!
Feel like I am on a camping trip...love it...
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Nice. Part B of "Bourbon Vanilla"
I mix this tea 50/50 with Madagascar Vanilla to make the no longer available "Organic Bourbon Vanilla". Note: The "Organic Bourbon Vanilla" we give 5 big stars!
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Great smoky tea
If you like smoky flavored black tea, this one is excellent.