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Lapsang Souchong - Black Tea


Tea farmer processing Lapsang Souchong tea in a chinese smoke room

Lapsang Souchong is a firey treasure hailing from the misty mountains of Fujian, China. Picture this: a tea with a soul as deep as the forests from whence it came, imbued with a flavor that dances on the palate like whispers of smoke on the wind. In fact, LS is the oldest black tea in existance and was "accidently" discovered by a mutation processing of green tea.

In the heart of Fujian, craftsmen practice the ancient art of tea-making, and it is here that Lapsang Souchong finds its essence. Through a process as timeless as the mountains themselves, tea leaves are gently withered over fires of fragrant pine wood. It is this sacred ritual, known as "smoking" which infuses the tea with its signature aroma and character.

"Souchong" pays homage to the sturdy fourth and fifth leaves of the tea plant, chosen for their robust nature and ability to withstand the smoky embrace of the fire. It is from these leaves that Lapsang Souchong draws its strength and depth of flavor.

Close your eyes and inhale deeply, and you'll be transported to a world of pine forests and crackling flames. With each sip, you'll taste the earthy richness, the subtle hints of pine, and the lingering warmth of the fire.

Lapsang Souchong is a tea like no other, a bold and fearless companion on your tea journey. Whether savored on its own or paired with hearty fare, it is sure to leave an indelible mark on your senses—a testament to the ancient wisdom and craftsmanship of Fujian's tea masters.

Our grade Lapsang Souchong is made using one bud two leaves from Fuyun No.6 cultivar planted in Star Village of Wuyi. It is processed by the traditional method and in this way presents as a more refined and somewhat sweeter iteration of this fine tea.

Estate Name: Star Village Tea Garden

Farming Methods: Natural farmingEU pesticide compliant

Production Methods:  Plucking – Withering – Rolling – Oxidization – Frying – Re-rolling – Pine smoke roasting

Harvest Date: Early May

Growing Region: Wuyi, Fujian

Elevation: 300m (984 ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal: Fuyun N0.6

Dry LeafColor: Black

Shape/size: Straight

Brewed TeaColor: Red

Aroma: Pine smoke flavor

Body Taste: Mild mellow

Suggested Brewing (adjust according to personal preferences)

Water Temperature: 95°C/203°F

Amount: 3g per 150ml teacup

Steeping Time: 2-3 minutes

# of Infusions: 3 infusions

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