Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
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Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

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From the Fujian province of China comes this very distinctive tea with its 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.

The finished tea leaves are thick and black and when steeped in hot water produce a bright reddish-orange cup of tea. The flavor is very assertive and appeals to those looking for a bold cup of tea.

In recent years, Lapsang-Souchong has begun to grow in popularity and has become the favorite tea of many who also appreciate single-malt Scotch whisky and fine cigars. It was once known as a man's tea but more and more women are drinking it as well.

Our Lapsang-Souchong tastes particularly good with salty and spicy dishes and also with cheese. Many tea lovers report that they enjoy drinking it outdoors, especially after any intense activity. You may also wish to try adding a pinch of Lapsang-Souchong to a cup of English Breakfast blend to add a whole new layer of flavor notes to savor.

  • Cups to Grams:
    • 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
    • 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
    • 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
    • 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
    • 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
  • Ingredients: black tea
  • Steeping Instructions: 3-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Caffeinated: Yes
  • Country of Origin: China
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Acquired Smokey Taste
April 7, 2014
Reviewer:  Emily G "The Newbie" 

(South Jersey)

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My best comparison of this tea is imagine you're drinking a campfire. It tastes very smokey and is not liked by many. This is one of those tea's that you either love or hate. I personally love it with 3 Splenda and on the weaker side.

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4 stars
Like Tea by a Warm Campfire
December 29, 2011
Reviewer:  kat5eye 

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This tea has a light, smoky scent; but it doesn't overwhelm you with a smoky flavor (unlike caravan tea). Close your eyes and picture yourself drinking tea by a warm campfire; the aroma of the smoke from the fire, the smooth, earthy flavor of the tea.

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5 stars
A little goes a long way
August 18, 2011
Reviewer:  Archived Review 

(Portland, OR)

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This is a truly delicious tea, and it would be wildly popular if more people knew the secret: make it weak. Really weak. Waaay weaker than the package suggests. Don't try for the ""red-brown liquor."" Use just a pinch per cup. The result is a light, translucent brew with an intriguingly smoky aroma and surprisingly refreshing taste. Try it. You'll thank me."

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