The world-famous pinewood-smoked red tea, Lapsang Souchong (zheng shan xiao zhong) is a 'love-it-or-hate-it' tea.
Produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, we're sure you'll love it for it's laid-back smokey taste and soothing aroma that's just perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings. One of our customers calls it 'campfire tea' and the name is catching on...
Lapsang Souchong is grown and processed traditionally in the Tong Mu village outside Wuyi Shan.
Lapsang souchong (zhēng shān xiǎo zhǒng in Chinese) is a tea native to Wuyi Mountain in Fujian. It has a distinctive woody taste, given by the unique way it is dried over smoking pinewood, and is one of the best soothing morning teas available.
It's a fully oxidised black tea, meaning it lasts well and keeps its flavour over time. Brewing is simple and easy - you can use boiling water and infuse for 30-60 seconds to release the full flavour. The brewed leaves have a woody-red colour, reminiscent of the pinewood it is smoked over. Most Lapsang commercially sold in teabags are ground and powdered into fine dust. The Lapsang we sell is whole-leaf and high-grade, direct from farms on Wuyi Mountain near our home.
The perennial 'bonfire' tea is known for its smokey head - but underneath the surface there are other tastes. Nuts and winter fruits appear with a lighter brew. Try brewing with boiling water, and then ease off on the temperature.
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