A black tea originally from the Wuyi region of China province of Fujian, an area that has produced some of the best teas for centuries. It a unique type of tea because the leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavor.
Lapsang souchong's flavor is strong and smoky, similar to the smell of a campfire or of Latakia pipe tobacco. The flavor of the pine smoke is meant to complement the natural taste of the black tea, but should not overwhelm it. However, the flavor is very distinctive, with the result that people either love it or hate it. Although not one the Ten Famous Teas of China, Lapsang Souchang gained wide popularity in the West because of this unexpected smoking process.
- Brew at ~100 degrees and steep for 3-4 minutes.
China Live features proprietary Private Label teas inspired by the Ten Famous Teas of China. Chef George Chen has climbed high tea mountains to source the most sustainably grown and produced teas directly from Taiwan and China farmers. These teas are far better quality and value as we source these fine teas directly without brokers.
Net Weight 1.2 oz.