Wonderful, tarry smokiness to this most fantastic China tea
Wonderful, tarry smokiness to this most fantastic China tea. It is said to have been discovered by accident, during the Qing era, when an army delayed the drying of the tea. After the soldiers left, in order to dry the leaves quickly to get them to market on time, the workers lit pinewood and hung the leaves over the fire.The smoked flavour created a sensation - a new tea was born. I love everything about this loose leaf tea.
Brewing the best cup.1 teaspoon per cup. Freshly boiling water, brew your tea for 4 minutes, a good rule of thumb is 3-5 minutes for most black teas (depending on your preference for strength) and enjoy with or without milk
Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China, famous for its smoky aroma and flavour. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire.
China Black Tea
I just love this tea and I've now discovered that it's even better in loose leaf. I bought some when I was down in Cornwall recently and decided to order some more. My order was dispatched really quickly. Thank you.
lapsang is certainly as another reviewer cites, the king of teas, but there are many different lapsangs varying in quality. This tugboat offering is an excellent choice, full bodied and rich, with a tangy aroma. I highly recommend it and am ordering more now!
...for years I have used Lapsang Souchong in a mix with Assam and Earl Grey - and this is one of the best Lapsangs I have found, Full of smoke and colour and taste, and a pleasure from the moment you first open the bag and get that tarry smell .....pretty good for a small company right here in Cornwall!
My tea, which is delicious, came quickly and packaged with NO plastic/bubble wrap and so on - delightful. Also received a free sample and a hand-written note. Great, personal service.
A beautiful aroma and an exciting taste .The KING of Teas.