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Organic Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf

Smooth and red in the cup, this China black tea's scent is utterly unmistakable: heady, smoky, and alluring.
$49.95  lb.

Flavor Notes

A sweet and smooth black tea wrapped with the aromatics of smoky pine.

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Caffeine Level

moderate caffeine

Steeping methods


organic black tea leaves

How It Tastes

Many China teas have a subtle toasty note, but there's nothing subtle about our Lapsang Souchong tea. The tea is first withered over pine root fires, then pan fired, rolled, and oxidized. The leaves are then placed in bamboo structures above smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke. The result is a powerfully smoky aroma coupled with a sweet and mild taste.


Legend has it that during the Qing dynasty, an army unit passing through a village camped out in its tea factory, which was filled with fresh leaves awaiting processing. Afterward when the workers returned, there was not enough time to dry the tea the customary way, so they lit open fires of pine wood. Fearing the tea would be ruined, they soon found enthusiastic buyers for their unique smoky tea.


Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.