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Lapsang Souchong - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea

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Dare to try Lapsang Souchong. The smoky haze will either draw you in or not.

A dark tea with smoke in its flavor: this Chinese black is a loose tea to be tried and re-tried, approached carefully, savored. Hailing from the Fujian province, this firmly caffeinated black tea will do more than wake you up: Lapsand Souchong will wake you up to a full oak fire, warming you in your mountain retreat about the Fujian landscape. Oak and smoke blending and trailing the corners of the room.

The Wuyi mountains are home to this smoked black tea, whose distinct aroma made it one of the earliest internationally whispered-about blends, as its smoky quality appealed to a more exotic side of tea drinking, going far beyond a simple afternoon's pleasure. Lasang Souchong is an acquired taste for the adventurous tea drinker. Even its beginnings involve a bit of risk and innovation. The story is that the men waiting to transport the gathered leaves were short on time desperately needing to get to the market. Without the ability to undertake the traditional, patient method of drying, they used pinewood fires, withering the leaves at an accelerated rate and leading to a final batch that had a unique, tarry, tantalizing collection. Tasting fully like a black tea and yet immersively carrying its smoky story, this tea is a must for black tea lovers and adventuresome tea explorers alike.

This smoky tea will clear the haze. Drink down the smoke and you will see your path clearly. Open your mind now to a new tea. Order some today.

PS - Makes a great rub on meats. Natural smoke flavor seasons nicely. 

Base leaf: Black tea - Organic
Health properties: Reported restorative of energy and focus.
Flavor strength: Full, tarry. Primary collection is smoke: pine and oak atop the cooling black 
Caffeine: Medium.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
D. (Atlanta, US)
Great teas, great customer service!

I ordered once, then twice, and I'll definitely be coming back for more! It's not easy finding high-quality loose organic teas especially Lapsang Souchong. I stocked up on Earl Grey too. Delivery is super quick and they include free samples. I'm happy to have found this premium tea company!

We are thrilled that you are loving your teas and have found our quality teas! Happy sipping! :)

Sally Jackson (Berkeley Springs, US)
Great tea

Very nice tea; exceptional service.

Lapsang Souchong certainly has developed a following and we are so glad you are a part of it! Thank you for your kind words!

Holly Spruck (Charlotte, US)
Lapsang Souchong Tea

Delicious smokey flavor. Love this tea. Will order it again. I will also order from them for gifts to send people because the presentation was beautiful. They also shared 3 sample teas which I loved. One was the cinnamon which I could smell as I opened the box. Not only a visual experience but a smell experience. I will order cinnamon next time because of the sample. I probably wouldn’t order that if I hadn’t had a chance to try it. Great company.

Holly, your review really made our day! Thanks for your comments about our tea and our presentation. We look forward to continuing to be your source for premium loose leaf teas.