Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea

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Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR338095
$10.50 - $16.50

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  • Format:
    • Loose Tea Pouch, 100g
      $10.50
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 100g
      $16.50

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  • Description
    A speciality of China's Fujian Province, smoky Lapsang Souchong is dried over fires of resin-sweet pinewood, a technique discovered by accident back in the 16th century. After a travelling army decided to spend the night in the tea warehouses, there was only one thing to save the tea from the stench: smoking it over local pinewood. European traders soon developed a taste for the astonishingly aromatic tea christened Lapsang Souchong – and the rest is history.
  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Gluten free

  • Reviews
    Lapsang Souchong
     
    on 04/09/2018
    I got myself the mini caddy in 2017.
    After my brother assumed I would find smoky tea too strong. Because of my sensory issues. That year he designed Elderflower Ear Grey in its place.
    Instead I found Lapsang Souchong very yummy. I just used half the mininal recommended amount, for a wee bit longer brew time.
    I restocked it twice.
    And am confused when I couldn't locate it on the site. Hoping it might be restocked some day, so I might restock & refill my mini caddy
    Lapsang Souchong
     
    on 05/06/2017
    It's my first smoked tea and I'm so surprised by it's flavour. The Whittard staff gave me a sample because they told be "people loves it or hates it" so they didn't wanted me to waiste my money. I tried it and came the week after to buy a full size. It's a strong tea perfect for the afternoon.

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

A strong campfire smokiness

FOOD PAIRING

Try with smoked salmon for an intense smoky hit

Numerology

NO.

511

Our smoky Lapsang is a real bonfire brew, so we thought we’d give it the number 511 to remember, remember the 5th of November. Fabulous with fireworks and toffee apples.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: China

The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.

Black Tea

Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics.