Lapsang Souchong

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Some call this Zhengshan Xiao Zhong (Lapsang Souchong) the original black tea, as it was the first recorded example of the category in the late 1600s.

This lot was grown at high elevation in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province, China, and was not blended with lesser teas from other regions, as is the modern custom. Wood roasting results in a more subtle and refined flavor; these leaves are first withered over fire and rolled, then lightly smoked in bamboo trays over a pine wood fire. The distinctive aroma and round flavor linger for a few infusions.

Try the original version in a limited lot edition from Tongmu Reserve.

Country: China
Region: Fujian Province
Tasting Notes: smoke, bold, pine
Harvest Season: Spring 2020

4 oz or 1 lb

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Brew temperature 210º F
Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 3 minute steep
Gaiwan style brewing ¼ full, 1 minute steep

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