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.
Insider Tip: If you love the smokiness of Lapsang, try it as a rub!
Caffeine Level: High.
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 honglong, 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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