Lapsang Souchong Sample
Try a small size—about three servings—of our Lapsang Souchong black tea. Click here to order regular retail sizes.
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 fire. The distinctive aroma and round flavor linger for a few infusions.
Tasting Notes: smoke, bold, pine
Approximately three servings
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