Lapsang Souchong Chinese Black Tea
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Lapsang Souchong Chinese Black Tea

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Not for weak tastebuds, Lapsang Souchong is a traditional Chinese black tea that has been dried over a pine fire. Affectionately called 'campfire tea', this selection has a balance between the smoke and tea tones that is not overwhelming.

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Caffeine Level: High.

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Lapsang Souchong is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province in Fujian, famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. It is one of the oldest and most unique black teas. "Souchong" refers to the fourth or fifth leaves in the bud, which are more coarser than the leaves closer to the bud. The leaves are roasted in a bamboo basket called a hōnglóng, which is heated over pinewood, contributing its characteristic bold “campfire” taste and scent. As such smoking the tea gives value to less sought after leaves. 



Ingredients: Black tea from China.
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6 Total Reviews
The "Single Malt Scotch" of Teas
5 out of 5
Stan Wolson,
Location: Germantown,, TN,
Date: February 25, 2011
Timid taste buds need not apply. Full bodied. Smoky "french oak cask" aroma that fills the room. May give some cigar smokers a comparable treat without the health issues. A tea best consumed "neet" and unadulterated, sipped slowly as one might with the finest single malt scotch, allowing both hands to clasp the warm cup. As with others, we use both the dried leaves and the "used" brewed tea leaves as a savory and sometimes crunchy rub on fish --- especially salmon cooked on an oak chip smoky grill. Just Heavenly. Enjoy.
The "Single Malt Scotch" of Teas
5 out of 5
Stan Wolson,
Location: Germantown,, TN,
Date: February 25, 2011
Timid taste buds need not apply. Full bodied. Smoky "french oak cask" aroma that fills the room. May give some cigar smokers a comparable treat without the health issues. A tea best consumed "neet" and unadulterated, sipped slowly as one might with the finest single malt scotch, allowing both hands to clasp the warm cup. As with others, we use both the dried leaves and the "used" brewed tea leaves as a savory and sometimes crunchy rub on fish --- especially salmon cooked on an oak chip smoky grill. Just Heavenly. Enjoy.
A Great Addition to Any BBQ
5 out of 5
Sarah L,
Location: Omaha,, NE,
Date: February 6, 2008
I bought that "Ultimate Tea Diet" that Borders was advertising a couple of months ago, after seeing that it had a lot of good tea-based recipes. One of them was for a BBQ Tea Rub: black pepper, chili powder, brown sugar, kosher salt, paprika, and Lapsong Souchong tea (the Tea Smith also had a similar recipe in one of their newsletters). I decided to try it on some chicken, and WOW, was it amazing. I tend to cut the chili powder in half and add a bit of ground chipotle pepper for and extra-smoky flavor, but beware: it can get a little spicy. A regular brew of the tea is great for breakfast or dinner, or to curb any food binges. But be careful: one whiff of this and you'll be starving.
Uses for Cooking
5 out of 5
Anonymous,
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Date: February 4, 2007
This tea is often used in recipes-for instance you can cook and serve scallops in a lapsang souchong broth-this tea lends itself easily to meat-free dishes which need a substantial base.
Good Evening Tea
5 out of 5
Mike M,
Location: Lincoln,, NE,
Date: February 4, 2007
Though it's not a decaf, this tea is a great relaxer. You can almost hear the campfire crackle as you sip the tea. Don't be intimidated by the smoky aroma. Unlike other things with smoky flavor it doesn't leave that muddy taste on your tongue. Overall, a wonderful tea and one worth trying.
Smokey and Smooth
5 out of 5
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Date: October 10, 2006
This a wonderful smokey tea that is perfect by itself on those cool fall nights -- the scent transports you to the campfire. Also mixes well with vanilla and orange teas for a unique twist to some standard favorites. Heidi H., Plano TX
6 Total Reviews