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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.
$39.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Powerfully smoky
  • Tea Type
    Black
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    China
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Sku ID #10025

Caffeine Level

Organic Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf
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Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 5 Minutes

Ingredients

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.

History

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.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, 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.

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