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China Lapsang Souchong Tea - Loose Leaf - Sampler Size - 1oz
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    First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea? Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.

    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.

    This tea originates from the Fujian province. The Fukienese word 'souchong' means sub variety - that is a sub variety 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.

    The method of production is as follows: The leaves are first withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. After pan-frying and rolling, they are pressed into wooden barrels and covered with cloth to ferment until they give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are fired again and rolled into taut strips. Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavor. When finished they are thick, glossy black strip, and produce a dark red beverage with a unique aroma and taste.

    The Lapsang Souchong tea is generally consumed with sugar or milk. But, 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.

    First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea? Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.

    Lapsang's smoky flavor may also be used to add a distinctive tang to a variety of savory culinary creations. For example, when added to mayonnaise Lapsang Souchong gives an appropriate flavor for a smoked turkey sandwich. Lapsang Souchong imparts a smoky flavor to oven roasted meat even when the oven is kept at a temperature low enough to achieve a tender roast.

    How to Make Tea

    Contents loose leaf tea net weight 1 ounces

    China Lapsang Souchong Tea is gluten free, as well as nuts, wheat, crustacea, eggs, milk/dairy, sulfites, and soy lecithin free. This tea is packed at a factory that has nuts on the premises.

    Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

    Antioxidant Content: Low - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

    Nutritional Information: Amount per Serving; Serving size 2.5 grams of loose tea. Makes 8 fluid ounces or 240 milliliters.

    • Calories: 0
    • Percent of Daily Value
    • Fat: 0 grams, 0 %
    • Sodium: 2 milligrams, 0 %
    • Carbohydrate: 1 grams, 0%
    • Protein: 0.1 grams
    • Not a significant source of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron

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

  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 1.0oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Lapsang Souchong
    Type Black Tea
    Type China Black Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 1 Review

    1 Review

    • 4
      CHINA LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA

      Posted by Iroshi Windwalker on Jun 2nd 2021

      I'll be honest; I purchased this sample among a couple dozen other samples simply because I'd heard the name, in a variety of books and possibly on a few television shows. I read reviews of it before I drank it. It's described as "smokey". Well, I read how it's processed, so yeah, it's definitely smoked. I don't think any description can prepare you for this tea if you haven't had other smoked teas. Mind you, it's not BAD. I'm giving it 4 stars, even though I won't purchase any more of it. It's definitely not for ME, but it was...I dunno, I think it was a good flavor. But nothing could prepare me for the feeling that I was actually *breathing* in smoke - the smoke flavor is that intense. I've eaten and drank things that tasted like smoke before. (I've also seen other people refer to this tea as tasting like "ash", but I did not have that experience.) It was a *good* smoke taste, even. But I've never before had a food product make me feel like I was *breathing out* smoke for several minutes after having taken a drink. Seriously. Nearly 3 minutes before I stopped feeling like I was tasting smoke in the back of my throat with every breath!! Like I said, it wasn't a bad flavor. It was a really GOOD flavor, in fact, or I wouldn't have kept drinking it. But I'll freely admit I only managed about a half-cup of this tea before I could not tolerate feeling like I was breathing smoke. Maybe it's because I have bronchitis; if I were actually breathing smoke as strong as that *smelled* and *tasted*, I would have been coughing my lungs up. So it might have been a bit psychological, I dunno. It was definitely an INTERESTING tea, and I'm very glad to have tried it and to be able to describe my experience to others. It's just not a tea for me. :) (I don't waste my samples that I don't like, though. I have a tea-loving friend who's more than happy to enjoy the fruits of my sampling that I don't like!)

First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea? Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.

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.

This tea originates from the Fujian province. The Fukienese word 'souchong' means sub variety - that is a sub variety 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.

The method of production is as follows: The leaves are first withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. After pan-frying and rolling, they are pressed into wooden barrels and covered with cloth to ferment until they give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are fired again and rolled into taut strips. Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavor. When finished they are thick, glossy black strip, and produce a dark red beverage with a unique aroma and taste.

The Lapsang Souchong tea is generally consumed with sugar or milk. But, 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.

First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea? Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.

Lapsang's smoky flavor may also be used to add a distinctive tang to a variety of savory culinary creations. For example, when added to mayonnaise Lapsang Souchong gives an appropriate flavor for a smoked turkey sandwich. Lapsang Souchong imparts a smoky flavor to oven roasted meat even when the oven is kept at a temperature low enough to achieve a tender roast.

How to Make Tea

Contents loose leaf tea net weight 1 ounces

China Lapsang Souchong Tea is gluten free, as well as nuts, wheat, crustacea, eggs, milk/dairy, sulfites, and soy lecithin free. This tea is packed at a factory that has nuts on the premises.

Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

Antioxidant Content: Low - The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Nutritional Information: Amount per Serving; Serving size 2.5 grams of loose tea. Makes 8 fluid ounces or 240 milliliters.

  • Calories: 0
  • Percent of Daily Value
  • Fat: 0 grams, 0 %
  • Sodium: 2 milligrams, 0 %
  • Carbohydrate: 1 grams, 0%
  • Protein: 0.1 grams
  • Not a significant source of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron

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

Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Season Everyday
Size 1.0oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Lapsang Souchong
Type Black Tea
Type China Black Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

1 Review

  • 4
    CHINA LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA

    Posted by Iroshi Windwalker on Jun 2nd 2021

    I'll be honest; I purchased this sample among a couple dozen other samples simply because I'd heard the name, in a variety of books and possibly on a few television shows. I read reviews of it before I drank it. It's described as "smokey". Well, I read how it's processed, so yeah, it's definitely smoked. I don't think any description can prepare you for this tea if you haven't had other smoked teas. Mind you, it's not BAD. I'm giving it 4 stars, even though I won't purchase any more of it. It's definitely not for ME, but it was...I dunno, I think it was a good flavor. But nothing could prepare me for the feeling that I was actually *breathing* in smoke - the smoke flavor is that intense. I've eaten and drank things that tasted like smoke before. (I've also seen other people refer to this tea as tasting like "ash", but I did not have that experience.) It was a *good* smoke taste, even. But I've never before had a food product make me feel like I was *breathing out* smoke for several minutes after having taken a drink. Seriously. Nearly 3 minutes before I stopped feeling like I was tasting smoke in the back of my throat with every breath!! Like I said, it wasn't a bad flavor. It was a really GOOD flavor, in fact, or I wouldn't have kept drinking it. But I'll freely admit I only managed about a half-cup of this tea before I could not tolerate feeling like I was breathing smoke. Maybe it's because I have bronchitis; if I were actually breathing smoke as strong as that *smelled* and *tasted*, I would have been coughing my lungs up. So it might have been a bit psychological, I dunno. It was definitely an INTERESTING tea, and I'm very glad to have tried it and to be able to describe my experience to others. It's just not a tea for me. :) (I don't waste my samples that I don't like, though. I have a tea-loving friend who's more than happy to enjoy the fruits of my sampling that I don't like!)

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