Lapsang Souchong – Pine wood smoked tea
This Lapsang, compared with our organic variant offers a harsher, bitter smoke akin to a heavily peated whisky and a more forceful delivery.
For those looking for a more layered, sweeter smoke, look here…
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 settled in a tea producing town – without being invited. It was during their stay that the tea harvest was ruined by the soldiers destructive habits and in a bid to save the harvest, farmers tried to disguise the ruined tea by smoking it over pine wood fires. Once the tea went to market it was originally sold at a lower price, assuming that no one would really like the smoky tea, quite the opposite…
The following season, traders came to the Wuyi Mountains again asking for the smoked tea which had commanded such a great 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.
This amazing tea is a staff favourite and a real revitaliser.
Pine wood, Sudden dark smoke, warm ash, bonfire toffee, deep copper notes, forest woods, peat, wet fresh leaves.
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Black Tea, Smoked over Pine Wood.