Lapsang Souchong | Organic

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Lapsang souchong is a black tea originally from the Mount Wuyi area in the Fujian province of China. The tea leaves have been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, rolled and oxidized before being fully dried in bamboo baskets over burning pine. The result is a smoky, robust tea with an overriding scent and flavor of wood smoke, which dominates the flavor of the black tea itself.

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During the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) soldiers were traveling though the Fujian province of China and decided to set up camp in a tea factory. Their presence disrupted the scheduled drying of the tea. When the soldiers left the tea masters had to come up with a way to get back on schedule. They decided to dry the tea leaves over pine fires. What started out as a quick fix turned into a popular tea.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

Organic smoked black tea,

Origin:

Jianxi, Henan, China

Lapsang souchong is a black tea originally from the Mount Wuyi area in the Fujian province of China. The tea leaves have been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, rolled and oxidized before being fully dried in bamboo baskets over burning pine. The result is a smoky, robust tea with an overriding scent and flavor of wood smoke, which dominates the flavor of the black tea itself.

Extra Info:

During the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) soldiers were traveling though the Fujian province of China and decided to set up camp in a tea factory. Their presence disrupted the scheduled drying of the tea. When the soldiers left the tea masters had to come up with a way to get back on schedule. They decided to dry the tea leaves over pine fires. What started out as a quick fix turned into a popular tea.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.

Ingredients:

Organic smoked black tea,

Origin:

Jianxi, Henan, China

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Reviews:

1/6/2012

This is a complex flavor. It's an intense smoked flavor with hints of black. It's a very complex taste but very enjoyable when you take time to contemplate the tastes as it transforms on your tastebuds. I'll definitely be picking up more of this one. This also seems as if it has a culinary use as well, perhaps with chicken or beef. Either way, I'm a fan of it. :)

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5 Stars
3/17/2013

This tea smells and tastes like the wood fire it was dried over. Absolutely fabulous tea for cold and warm weather alike. Reminds me of midnight campfires and mountain chill.

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5 Stars
1/10/2017

This was the best and most interesting tea I have ever enjoyed. Made you want to curl up with a cup and a good book. Love being a member of the Tea of the Month Club, you get to try teas you wouldn't think of ever trying.

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5 Stars
8/6/2011

I can't get enough of this fantastically intense smokey flavor. Tried this tea at a friend's house and decided on the spot I needed a 1/2 pound bag for my kitchen. Great for mornings, workdays, or really, anytimes. Shipped quickly, in perfect condition. So as you can imagine, I am a Very Satisfied customer.

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