- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: High
This very unique type of black tea from the Fujian province of China comes with a very distinctive exotic smoky flavor. After plucking, the leaves are withered over cypress or pine wood fires. After the rolling process, they are placed into wooden barrels until they begin to emit their own pleasant aroma. As a final step they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on racks over smoky pine fires where they dry and absorb the essence of the smoke. An acquired taste in black teas.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: FOP
Aroma: smoky, earthy
Infusion Aroma: smoky, earthy
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Earthy flavor with strong smoky notes
Infusion Strength: Medium Strong
Have you tried Lapsang Souchong? Tell us what you think!
This Lapsang Suchong tea has a smoky flavour that reminds me of tarry ropes. They say that this tea is one favoured by whiskey drinkers. I don’t know about that, but I have had others that were a little rough. This one is very smooth and the smoke flavour is distinctive and addictive! Definitely will buy again.
Submitted by elliekennard
Not one I’ll buy again but fabulous for those who enjoy tar smoky teas.
Submitted by rogerbenham
Wow! As soon as I poured the hot water over the leaves all I could smell is that amazing pinewood! This tea reminds me of a cold winters night at the cabin, fire roaring with a delicious cup of tea in my hands. A great black tea for anyone who loves smoky, earthy teas.
Submitted by Human