Lapsang Souchong is a loose leaf tea from the Northern Hills of the Fujian province in China. 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. Lapsang Souchong was born. This smooth, crisp black tea presents a tarry and smoky taste.
Organic 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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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.
Love this and glad it was available. Wish the Irish Breakfast would come back!
Feel like I am on a camping trip...love it...