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Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Pouches

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

Availability: In Stock

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

Availability: In stock

List Price: $9.00 $5.39
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Description

Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Pouches

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

Catch a review of our Lapsang Souchong on the English Tea Blog.

Most Recent Reviews

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This is my favorite tea of all. The smokey flavor makes it all worth while. A must try for all.

Tea Lover

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Just trying this for the first time, it's rather unusual, and a nice diversion from "regular" black tea.

The smoky scent in the pouch seemed to tame down some when brewed. It smelled very smoky in the pouch and that made me a little apprehensive, but it's quite delicious if you like a smoky flavor; it reminds me of being near the campfire.

My go-to tea is ETS Loose Leaf Irish Breakfast, but for a different experience when you're in the mood for a little change, this is a good choice.

tasteetea

Specifications
SKU TOLSLL_BLKLSS
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Brand English Tea Store
Tea Type Black Tea, China Black Tea
Flavor Lapsang Souchong
Caffeine Caffeinated
Manufacturer Part Number TOLSLL_BLKLSS
Clearance Non-Clearance
Season Everyday
Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Lapsang Review by Tea Lover
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This is my favorite tea of all. The smokey flavor makes it all worth while. A must try for all.

(Posted on 3/23/14)

Nice change of pace Review by tasteetea
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Just trying this for the first time, it's rather unusual, and a nice diversion from "regular" black tea.

The smoky scent in the pouch seemed to tame down some when brewed. It smelled very smoky in the pouch and that made me a little apprehensive, but it's quite delicious if you like a smoky flavor; it reminds me of being near the campfire.

My go-to tea is ETS Loose Leaf Irish Breakfast, but for a different experience when you're in the mood for a little change, this is a good choice.

(Posted on 3/4/14)

Nice Lapsang Souchong-- Good Value Review by Meghan
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For anyone who has never tried Lapsang Souchong tea, it has a distinctive, smoky, flavor, and a pungent aroma similar to some smoked foods. It's wonderful tea for anyone with even slightly adventurous taste, but I wouldn't recommend it to people who tend to prefer something traditional (i.e. picky eaters may not like it, but it's worth buying a small bag to try). The English Tea Store Lapsang Souchong has a great flavor and is a great buy compared to most. Most of my fellow avid tea drinkers will quail at this... but I often drink it with milk and it's highly enjoyable.

(Posted on 2/26/14)

ok but not as good as republic of tea Review by jrimm
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this is an ok lapsang, about like twwinings, but not a match for republic of tea which is heavenly

(Posted on 2/19/14)

Strong tea with a fabulous aroma Review by Rhersh
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This is a strong black tea that's not dainty or delicate. A good tea for coffee drinkers. The aroma is what makes it special. Smells like a campfire or a wood fireplace. We love this on winter mornings.

(Posted on 1/25/14)

Best Smoky Tea Review by Tim
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My favorite tea, and for a good reason. It's light, yet sweet smokey flavor is a different twist to a great black tea. I highly recommend for seasoned tea drinkers looking for something new.

(Posted on 1/23/14)

Smokey and delicious! Review by JMills
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The flavor of this black tea will blow you away if you like some smokey flavors in your beverages! It's one of my all-time favorites, and goes wonderfully with heavier meals - it's hard to overpower its flavor!

(Posted on 12/11/13)

Where There's Smoke...There's Great Tea Review by Stephen
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If you like a little smokiness, this is the tea for you! Lapsang Souchong is a great black tea with a hint of smoky taste. The English Tea Store's loose leaf brand is the best I have found, and is one of my preferred morning teas.

(Posted on 11/23/13)

English Tea Store’s Lapsang Souchong... Review by J Gregory
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English Tea Store’s Lapsang Souchong is the best I’ve tried. Superior to more expensive brands. Don’t waste your money, buy this brand. The Best

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I use this tea to... Review by Donna Allen
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I use this tea to smoke ribs in the oven. It works great!!! Tea and Ribs

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I primarily got this to... Review by Charles
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I primarily got this to use in tea smoking foul and pork... it is wonderful for this purpose - strong tea flavor and aroma in the smoke... Lapsang Souchong China black tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I ordered several packages of... Review by Sarah J.
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I ordered several packages of this loose tea. I like the sealed plastic bags that it came in. The tea is wonderful. Lapsang Souchong tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I’m neither a smoker nor... Review by D Colasante
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I’m neither a smoker nor a tea drinker, but after a sip of this as ice tea in a restaurant, I was hooked. I love being able to still sense the smokey aroma ten minutes after finishing my glass. It stands up well to ice, sugar and even milk. <br><br>I highly recommend this to espresso drinkers, patricularly those who enjoy the dark French Roast. You will be fascinated by how satisfying this is. And I agree with J Gregory, this is the best price on the net. Smoked Tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

Very good quality tea. Just... Review by Teresa
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Very good quality tea. Just the right amount of smokiness. Rich and full bodied. Love it!

(Posted on 11/5/13)

HAVING BEEN BROUGHT UP AROUND... Review by FRED DAVIS
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HAVING BEEN BROUGHT UP AROUND SAILING SHIPS THE AROMA AND TASTE OF THIS TEA WILL TAKE YOU OUT TO SEA. IT IS HARD TO FIND BUT WELL WORTH THE SEARCH SMOKED TEA

(Posted on 11/5/13)

We use this tea to... Review by Sebastian Comella
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We use this tea to make a rub for steak, chicken and pork. It has a very "smoky" quality to it that makes it great for this purpose. I doubt that it would be very good to drink, but it is excellent for cooking! Great for cooking

(Posted on 11/5/13)

This variety of tea was... Review by Vivian Connolly
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This variety of tea was in my first order from English Tea Store--and was so good that I have asked for it in each order for the past year. Lapsang souchong is my favorite variety of tea, and yours is an excellent example of the genre. lapsang souchong

(Posted on 11/5/13)

This variety of tea was... Review by Vivian Connolly
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This variety of tea was in my first order from English Tea Store--and was so good that I have asked for it in each order for the past year. Lapsang souchong is my favorite variety of tea, and yours is an excellent example of the genre. lapsang souchong

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I love the smoky flavor... Review by Amaranth Rose
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I love the smoky flavor of this tea. It tastes like a weekend campout in the pines. It’s full bodied and flavorful. The English Tea Store has the best price I have found anywhere on the net for this specialty tea. Lapsang Souchong China black tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

This may be an acquired... Review by Kathleen Day
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This may be an acquired taste, as it is strong and earthy. I often mix it with a standard black tea. It’s my weekend treat and I love it! Tea from Mother Earth

(Posted on 11/5/13)

To be honest, all of... Review by Paul Busch
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To be honest, all of the Lapsant Souchong tea I have had seems the same--great!! As far as I know, it is all from the same region. What makes the English Tea Store tea exceptional is the price. Smoky goodness

(Posted on 11/5/13)

It’s the right stuff, but... Review by larry rippere
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It’s the right stuff, but it seems weaker than either Twinings or Melrose.. or generic CostPlus used to be. We have to use more to make a good cup. lapsang souchong tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

STRONG TASTE WITH A LOT... Review by DAVE
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STRONG TASTE WITH A LOT OF SMOKEY FLAVOR DOES GROW ON YOU IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME THING NEW WHAT A TASTE

(Posted on 11/5/13)

Wow! This stuff is SMOKEY.... Review by Tim from MO
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Wow! This stuff is SMOKEY. For me it’s a novelty... no way I could drink this on a regular basis. It did add a little kick to some other teas I mixed it with. Go easy, because the smokey flavor can over power... Smokey!

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I am very pleased with... Review by Deborah Rizzo
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I am very pleased with this product and make some every day. I especially appreciate that the tea is loose rather than bagged. High

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I would not recommend this.... Review by Gene Picciotti
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I would not recommend this. Tastes as if someone added liquid smoke to tea and all you taste is smoke. Lapsang Souchong

(Posted on 11/5/13)

A good, colorful brew with... Review by Prudence Thorner
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A good, colorful brew with lots of character but without the tannin overtones that can make some Indian teas unpleasantly strong. Scottish Breakfast loose leaf tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I adore Lapsang Souchong but... Review by Judy Warner
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I adore Lapsang Souchong but it seems to have far more caffeine than other types -- too much for me. So I mix it with decaffeinated tea and it is perfect. You can do the same if you find the flavor too strong, too. You can mix it

(Posted on 11/5/13)

We’re normally quite adventurous when... Review by Grant
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We’re normally quite adventurous when it comes to tea but unfortunately we just couldn’t drink this one. It smelled like a smoky yak had wondered into the kitchen. Unbelievably smoky

(Posted on 11/5/13)

My father, a former pipe... Review by Stormie
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My father, a former pipe smoker, asks for this tea every Christmas. It has the wonderful aroma of his favorite pipe tobacco. We both love dark rich flavored coffee and teas. This is am amazing flavorful tea. ...not for sissys! It's all he wants for Christmas

(Posted on 11/5/13)

Lapsang Suchong is pretty much... Review by Hippy Steve
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Lapsang Suchong is pretty much the best tea in the world--well, I haven’t tried everything yet, but it’s the best I’ve tried so far. It’s one of those teas where you either love it or you hate it. I love it.<br><br>Drinking Lapsang is like smoking a good cigar, when someone smells it he/she usually either asks where he/she can get some or what the terrible smell is. My Favorite Tea

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I’ve been drinking this wonderful... Review by Terry C.
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I’ve been drinking this wonderful tea for over 10 years now. I’ve recently "hooked" two of my co-workers, and now they love it as much as I do. One of them described the experience as "drinking a camp fire." I had to laugh, because that hits pretty close to the mark for me. Excellent

(Posted on 11/5/13)

It is not THE best... Review by Ginna
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It is not THE best Lapsang I have had, but is is quite good. Unfortunately my old source, a coffee and tea shop in Vermont, closed it’s door. I searched, and tasted, a lot of different vendors until I found the English Tea Store. If you are looking for a good strong cup you won’t be disappointed. Quite Good

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I’ve been drinking Lapsang Souchong... Review by Kelly
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I’ve been drinking Lapsang Souchong off and on for over 30 years. This is good Lapsang. I’ve had better; stronger, but not for this price. <br>Price isn’t everything but this tea compares very well to higher priced Lapsang, so price wins the day. I’m enjoying a cup right now. Thanks ETC Love the Lapsang

(Posted on 11/5/13)

This tea is way to... Review by jim
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This tea is way to smoky for my taste. I will stick with the Keemun Panda China black tea Too smoky

(Posted on 11/5/13)

Reminds me of sitting around... Review by PAUL
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Reminds me of sitting around the campfire! I love this tea! WOW!

(Posted on 11/5/13)

I had never had this... Review by Asa
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I had never had this tea before ordering it from the English Tea Store, but it is wonderful. I’m a guy who enjoys the outdoors, and it brings back so many pleasant campfire memories. I prefer it with a little milk and sugar. Can't get enough

(Posted on 11/5/13)

My husband particularly likes this... Review by (name not available)
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My husband particularly likes this tea, and so do I. The smoky aroma and bold taste are just what we’re after sometimes. Love it

(Posted on 5/11/13)

Tried Loved it and definitely... Review by (name not available)
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Tried Loved it and definitely will re-order New Favorite

(Posted on 3/4/13)

My wife and I really... Review by (name not available)
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My wife and I really enjoy this as our afternoon tea on cold days. Great Product and packaging

(Posted on 2/10/13)

My go to morning cup... Review by (name not available)
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My go to morning cup is a 50/50 blend of Lapsang Souchong and Tarajulie Estate Tea (Assam). Rich, smokey, flavorful, and enough boost to get you going in the morning. Thank-you ETS for providing extraordinary products at a great price. A Great Morning Cuppa

(Posted on 2/7/13)

Lapsang Souchong is a smoky... Review by (name not available)
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Lapsang Souchong is a smoky tea. It has been a family favorite since I was a little girl. It had become terribly hard to find in our area so I have turned to the internet to find it. These packages came in resealable packages and will be a Christmas gift for my mother. The packaging is convenient and will keep well. Delicious

(Posted on 12/12/12)

I first heard of this... Review by (name not available)
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I first heard of this tea wile shopping your pages. It sounded so intreging that I just had to try it. And I was not disappointed. It is a fantastic cup of tea. An Incredible Cup of Tea

(Posted on 8/19/12)