Lapsang Souchong, Organic – High Grade
What difference does the organic label make to the taste?
The major difference between our organic Lapsang and our none organic is determined in the mouth feel and texture of the smoke flavours.
In the organic tea, the smoke is slightly sweeter and takes more time to mature on the palate whereas the none organic offers a rush of smoke and more bitter flavours.
Both are excellent teas, it is purely preference that will determine which you select.
A short introduction to Lapsang Souchong:
Hailing from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province of China a region once caught in the midst of conflict, soldiers were said to have occupied local villages. It was during this occupation that the tea harvest – along with peoples lives – were ruined by the soldiers destructive habits. The tea harvest was smoked over pine wood fires to remove traces of the soldiers destructive habits and sold cheaply as tea farmers assumed few would enjoy this new concoction.
The following season, traders came back to the Wuyi Mountains demanding more of the smoked tea which had commanded such attention and fetched an excellent price. Over time the demand for an increasingly smoked tea increased. Today Lapsang Souchong is perhaps one of the best known smoked teas in the world.
Pine wood fires, hickory smoke, astringent plum, fresh wet leaves, peat, bonfire toffee, copper pan toffee, warm ash.
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Organic Black Tea, Smoked over Pine Wood.