Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Flavor: Smoky Pine
The infamously smoky Lapsang Souchong originated in China accidentally centuries ago. Tea was carried by horse in from Yunnan to Tibet and continental Europe, acquiring its signature smoky aroma along the way thanks to exposure to the smoke from the fires burnt for warmth during the cold nights. This Traditional Lapsang Souchong is a deeply aromatic leaf, similar to a smoky campfire, yet infuses a cup with distinctive smoothness and signature smoked pine. To create the refined smokiness, freshly plucked leaves are withered over an open fire to infuse naturally before being pan-fired, then individually hand rolled. After rolling, the leaves are pressed and stored in wooden barrels, covered with cloths and allowed to complete their oxidation. Our Traditional Lapsang Souchong smoked tea contains only the highest grade loose leaf black tea and works well as an accompaniment to savory dishes.
Tea shipped in our Teas New Jersey storage tins can remain stored in their tins for long periods of time. Tea leaves are best stored in dry, dark containers with little air and safe from odors. Our tins are small and compact with little space for air to sit. They are great sizes for storing and stacking. We recommend purchasing tea in one of our tins if you do not have storage that fits the above qualifications. However, if you have storage and are ready for a larger amount of tea, you might consider selecting our 3oz pouch option, which you could transfer to a tin upon receiving.
|Traditional Lapsang Souchong||Gong Fu Brew||Western Brew|
|per 1oz||6 Brew Portions – Up to 48 100mil infusions||35 Brew Portions – Up to 140 infusions|
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