Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Flavor: Clean Smoky Pine
The infamously smoky Lapsang Souchong originated in China accidentally centuries ago. Tea was carried by horse in from Yunnan to Tibet and continental Europe, acquiring its signature smoky aroma along the way thanks to exposure to the smoke from the fires burned for warmth during the cold nights. This Traditional Lapsang Souchong is a deeply aromatic leaf, similar to a smoky campfire, yet infuses a cup with distinctive smoothness and signature smoked pine. To create the refined smokiness, freshly plucked leaves are withered over an open fire to infuse naturally before being panfired, then individually hand rolled. After rolling, the leaves are pressed and stored in wooden barrels, covered with cloth and allowed to complete their oxidation. Our Traditional Lapsang Souchong smoked tea contains only the highest grade loose leaf black tea and works well as an accompaniment to savory dishes.
Our teas are listed in 1oz portions. Simply add multiples to your cart for your desired number of ounces.