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Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

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Black tea from the legendary Wuyi Mountain that is famously dried over pinewood smoke, lending it a deep “campfire” flavor along with the thick, rich, malty, characteristics that define a black tea.  These flavors emerge from caramelized sugars released from the veins of the tea leaf during a black tea’s definitive rolling, bruising and extensive oxidation phase.

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Legend has it that Lapsang Souchong was developed in a town called Tongmu, where a wooden tea factory was abandoned in the middle of processing due to an invading army. The forgotten leaves got darker and darker, until they were a rich red/brown. And then, the factory was burnt down, and the heat and smoke cooked the tea leaves.

Weight 80 g
Color

Clear Red / Golden Brown

Aroma/Flavor

Big Smoke, Underlying Malt, Smoked Pine, Cranberry, Raspberry

Mouthfeel

Crisp and Refreshing with Thick Sweetness

Pluck

The 4th and 5th leaves lower down on the stem.

Shaping

Orthodox; Lightly Twisted

Oxidation

100%

Cook

Smoked over pinewood.

Brew Instructions

~ 208°F

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