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Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Pouches

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$9.00 $5.39

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Crisp character with the aroma of a pine and oak wood fire

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The Lapsang Souchong China Tea blend from English Tea Store is a smooth crisp character with the remarkable heady aroma of a pine and oak wood fire.

The tea originates from Fujian province. The Fukienese word 'souchong' means subvariety - that is a subvariety of other black teas from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian. When Lapsang Souchong was first exported to western European countries and became famous on the international markets - it was no doubt due to the distinct aroma and flavor. Interestingly the best Lapsang is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea.

Legend claims that the smoking process was discovered by accident. During the Qing dynasty, an army unit passing through Xingcun (Star Village) camped in a tea factory filled with fresh leaves awaiting processing. When the soldiers left and the workers could get back into the premises, they realized that to arrive at market in time, it was too late to dry the leaves in the usual way. So they lit open fires of pine wood to hasten the drying. Not only did the tea reach the market in time, but the smoked pine flavor created a sensation.

Depending upon one's palate the taste can be light and intriguing or it can be heavy and overpowering. Lapsang Souchong is best described as an acquired taste.

Available in 3 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

Ingredients: Black tea

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Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Pouches.

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  • Price: $5.39 - In stock
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