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.
Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
$9.75 — or
$9.75 / month
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.
Clear Red / Golden Brown
Big Smoke, Underlying Malt, Smoked Pine, Cranberry, Raspberry
Crisp and Refreshing with Thick Sweetness
The 4th and 5th leaves lower down on the stem.
Orthodox; Lightly Twisted
Smoked over pinewood.