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Organic Lapsang Souchong by the Pound

Price: $39.95  per lb.
Smooth and clean with a powerful smoky scent
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Smooth and red in the cup, this China black tea’s scent is utterly unmistakable: heady, smoky, and alluring.

Many China teas have a subtle toasty note, but there’s nothing subtle about Lapsang Souchong. Legend has it that its smoky flavor was discovered by accident. 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. When the workers returned, there was not enough time to dry the tea the customary way, so they lit open fires of pine wood. Today, Lapsang Souchong is first withered over pine root fires, then pan fired, rolled and oxidized. The leaves are then placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke. The result is a powerfully smoky aroma coupled with a sweet and mild taste.

Brewing Instructions
• Start with a preheated cup or teapot.
• Measure 1 spoonful (3g) of tea for each cup of water.
• Bring the water to a rolling boil; steep tea for 5 minutes.
• Strain leaves while pouring.

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  • 12/27/17
  • Barry
  • drinking Peet's since 1955
  • Arcata, CA

smells like a shoe box tases like a sock

  • 12/21/17
  • Andy Christ
  • drinking Peet's since 1985
  • Lake Los Angeles, CA

It used to be available in Peet's stores for 20% less till they merged/were bought out by 'Mighty Leaf'. I haven't darkened a Peet's since the 'Mighty (Sad) Leaf' hosing-up

  • 10/1/17
  • Diane I.
  • drinking Peet's since Last
  • Jacksonville, NY

Some years ago, I tried introducing Lapsang Souchong to a close friend, but she said it tasted like drinking the New York State Thruway. I didn't convert her but still enjoy drinking it myself. Oddly enough I couldn't find it in tea shops in Shanghai when I was there a few years ago.

  • 3/23/17
  • Melba Fryer
  • drinking Peet's since a lon
  • orangevale, CA

I am craving the smoky flavor and fragrance of this tea. When will it be available? Please let me know

  • 1/28/17
  • James Petersen
  • drinking Peet's since 1968
  • Mililani, HI

I love Lapsang Souchong tea. The aroma reminds me of the oakum between the planks of very old sailing ships. It brings back wonderful memories of pine tar. This one is very good when available. This brings me to:

Why is it often not available? I've never read an explanation nor seen a projected date when it will be available.

2018-01-21 12:39:42

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