Lapsang Souchong

$18.75
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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: sweet, bold, pine
Harvest Season: Spring 2020

4 oz or 1 lb

Click here to order a small sample size of this tea.

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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

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Thomas D.
Lopsang

Hard to find and this is a really high quality product. I'm pleased.

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Benjamin P.
Lapsang

Nothing beats Lapsang for the colder months

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John R.

Prompt delivery; well packaged. Classic Lapsang Souchong smell and taste.

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Bill C.

Very high quality! This is my go-to tea.

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Styliani K.

Distinct and very enjoyable.
Very effective shipping service too!
We love tea and were frustrated with the teabag culture in the US so we are very happy we found ‘ In Pursuit of tea’.

R
Renaud L.

Although I do one part of Lapsong Souchon with one part of Keemun, the Lapsong has the right level of smokiness. Perfect for my breakfast with a splash of milk.

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Rebecca M.

Really enjoying the smoky tea each morning for breakfast!

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
75%
(9)
8%
(1)
8%
(1)
8%
(1)
0%
(0)
T
Thomas D.
Lopsang

Hard to find and this is a really high quality product. I'm pleased.

B
Benjamin P.
Lapsang

Nothing beats Lapsang for the colder months

J
John R.

Prompt delivery; well packaged. Classic Lapsang Souchong smell and taste.

B
Bill C.

Very high quality! This is my go-to tea.

S
Styliani K.

Distinct and very enjoyable.
Very effective shipping service too!
We love tea and were frustrated with the teabag culture in the US so we are very happy we found ‘ In Pursuit of tea’.

R
Renaud L.

Although I do one part of Lapsong Souchon with one part of Keemun, the Lapsong has the right level of smokiness. Perfect for my breakfast with a splash of milk.

R
Rebecca M.

Really enjoying the smoky tea each morning for breakfast!