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Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea

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Item Code: 301473 / Net weight: 100g / 3.53oz

$10.15

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November's Tea of the Month
 
Origin: Fujian Province, China
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Taste: Smooth, with a distinctive smokiness
Drink: Best without milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste
When to drink: During a mid-morning brunch
 
Grown solely in China’s Fujian Province, this iconic smoky tea has been dried over fires of resin- sweet pinewood, a technique discovered by accident way 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 wood from the local pine forests. European merchants soon developed a taste for the astonishingly aromatic brew – and the rest is history…
 

Ingredients

100% Black Tea 

Packed in an environment where nuts are handled.

Brew a Perfect Cup

Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.

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Average customer rating based on 6 reviews
5

An Impressive lapsang souchong tea a complex smoke aroma in smell and taste a high quality tea for the bold tea lover

Posted by Nick bohan (13th May 2015)

5

I blend it with English Breakfast or Russian Caravan in order to have a more delicate flavour: it's really wonderful

Posted by marina (20th April 2015)

5

This is a very complex Lapsang Souchong and can provide very different drinks when changing only the brew time. Short brewing gives a more smoky, thinner tea (along the lines of a Pu-erh, but very smoky) - while longer brewing releases the oily mouth-feel and reduced smoky flavours. I drink it either with or without milk. A long brew, quite strong, with a dash of milk reminds me of steam locomotive workshops!

Posted by David Hately (13th April 2015)

5

Coffee is normally my drink. I always refuse tea as a drink. However my wife suggested I gave this blend a try. The flavour is nothing like I was expecting. To my a lovely earthy flavour and I am now hooked. It's a refreshing change from my normal coffee. Love it.

Posted by Ed Hart (29th July 2014)

2

I tried this and was not a fan, Tasted like burnt food, :( You know.. you burn something and think, Oh well I can eat around it, But then find out the food has that burnt taste to it..

Posted by Martin Frost (25th July 2014)

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