Lapsang Souchong Tea

Wonderful, tarry smokiness to this most fantastic China tea. It is said to have been discovered by accident, during the Qing era, when an army delayed the drying of the tea. After the soldiers left, in order to dry the leaves quickly to get them to market on time, the workers lit pinewood and hung the leaves over the fire.The smoked flavour created a sensation - a new tea was born. I love everything about this loose leaf tea.

TASTE NOTES : Supremely Smoky

ORIGIN : China 

INGREDIENTS : China black tea

BREWING :  Use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste, depending on your preference for strength. Enjoy with or without milk.

NOTES : Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China, famous for its smoky aroma and flavour. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire. 

Mix & Match Any Tea Discount
Any 3 x Regular Tea Pouches = £11

Customer Reviews

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C.B.
Lapsang

Great tea. The smoky aroma reminds me of my favourite stout: Smoke, from Padstow brewery.

L
L.
Great!

Great tasting smoky tea. Brilliant service from Tugboat too.

J
J.C.
Excellent

Cracking tea. Rapid delivery

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L.B.
Lapsang - souchong tea loose leaves

My husband drinks this tea and only likes your loose leaf variety. I ordered it online as we don’t go out much these days and was really impressed that it arrived the next day.
Hope to get into Truro soon to browse the shop. Anyway it is very good and I see someone blends it with Earl Grey so will try that.

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E.
Smoky, yes ...

but not too strong - let's hope the weather for tea in the garden keeps up!

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