In life there are many things we tend to love or hate, things for which a middling position is impossible. Consider: liver and onions, heavy metal music, or getting caught in the rain. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Well, now you can add a tea to the list – Lapsang Souchong. Variously compared to a burning campfire or ashtray, the flavor of Lapsang Souchong is to the uninitiated, quite an intense flavor to experience. However, to others the smoky cup of a high quality Fujian Lapsang is second to none; mysteriously miraculous, a feast for the tastebuds, and truly unique with no middle ground of appreciation. So, how is this miraculous tea produced in the first place: Souchong leaves, noted for a thick, rough appearance are withered over burning pine bows, then placed in barrels covered with cloth and allowed to ferment. A process that has gone virtually unchanged for hundreds of years - take a sip and note how the smoky sensation fills your mouth in a way no other tea possibly could. It is important to steep Lapsang slightly less time than other teas. Even for a true connoisseur the flavor of an over-steeped Lapsang can be slightly overwhelming. The flavor may also be enhanced by a touch of milk and sugar. We are pleased to offer you this superb tea, especially considering its organic status. Unlike many inferior Lapsangs that are grown and flavored with chemicals, this tea is 100% natural. So brew a pot today, and get with the love.
Lapsang Souchon Tea (Organic China Black tea)
- Cup Characteristics: A smooth crisp character with the remarkable heady aroma of a pine and oakwood fire. Infusion: Tending bright and lively. Antioxidant/Caffeine Level: Low/Medium. Luxury Organic Ingredients: Black tea.