Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea

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A speciality of China's Fujian Province, this smooth loose leaf black tea is smoked over pinewood.

Vegan SuitableVegetarian

  • Full Description

    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 loose leaf tea christened Lapsang Souchong – and the rest is history.

    • Origin:  China

    • Tea type:  Black

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR338095

    Weight: 100g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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  • Reviews

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. Discover more about black tea here.