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China Lapsang Souchong Tea - Loose Leaf

China Lapsang Souchong Tea - Loose Leaf
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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.

    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.

    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

    Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • 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)

    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.

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  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 4oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Lapsang Souchong
    Type Black Tea
    Type China Black Tea
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    Brand English Tea Store
  • 7 Reviews

    7 Reviews

    • 5
      CHINA LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA - LOOSE LEAF

      Posted by Vito B Pugliese on Jul 7th 2020

      good

    • 5
      Love this tea

      Posted by KHH on Jun 2nd 2020

      Reminders me of summers by the campfire. Hard to beat this quality!

    • 5
      Smoky treat

      Posted by Nascent Writer on Feb 28th 2020

      Scotch. Latakia. Campfire. These are some of the images invoked to describe the flavor of this most marvelous of teas. And they are all apt.

    • 4
      A decent Lapsang

      Posted by Tony on Mar 13th 2018

      Full bodied, distinctively smoky

    • 5
      One of the world's best teas

      Posted by Paul on Jan 12th 2018

      English Tea Store Lapsang Souchong is, in my opinion, one of.the world's most delightful teas. The savory, aromatic smoke flavor blended with its already full-bodied somewhat malty taste is just incomparable in the diversity of compelling flavors found in one brew. 16 ounces of strong, hot LapsNg Souchong is my daily wake-up drink.

    • 5
      Good tea

      Posted by Eob on Apr 1st 2017

      I had a hard time getting this tea from my usual you had it here, two different brands. Was able to get a larger size too, I drink this all the time, it is the best!

    • 5
      Excellent quality and value

      Posted by TeaBrow on Jan 5th 2017

      I always enjoy the rich, smoky flavor, aroma and aftertaste that this Lapsang offers. Reasonable price, good quality. Highly recommend it for those looking for an affordable, enjoyable Lapsang.

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.

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

Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's China Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • 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)

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 4oz
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

7 Reviews

  • 5
    CHINA LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA - LOOSE LEAF

    Posted by Vito B Pugliese on Jul 7th 2020

    good

  • 5
    Love this tea

    Posted by KHH on Jun 2nd 2020

    Reminders me of summers by the campfire. Hard to beat this quality!

  • 5
    Smoky treat

    Posted by Nascent Writer on Feb 28th 2020

    Scotch. Latakia. Campfire. These are some of the images invoked to describe the flavor of this most marvelous of teas. And they are all apt.

  • 4
    A decent Lapsang

    Posted by Tony on Mar 13th 2018

    Full bodied, distinctively smoky

  • 5
    One of the world's best teas

    Posted by Paul on Jan 12th 2018

    English Tea Store Lapsang Souchong is, in my opinion, one of.the world's most delightful teas. The savory, aromatic smoke flavor blended with its already full-bodied somewhat malty taste is just incomparable in the diversity of compelling flavors found in one brew. 16 ounces of strong, hot LapsNg Souchong is my daily wake-up drink.

  • 5
    Good tea

    Posted by Eob on Apr 1st 2017

    I had a hard time getting this tea from my usual you had it here, two different brands. Was able to get a larger size too, I drink this all the time, it is the best!

  • 5
    Excellent quality and value

    Posted by TeaBrow on Jan 5th 2017

    I always enjoy the rich, smoky flavor, aroma and aftertaste that this Lapsang offers. Reasonable price, good quality. Highly recommend it for those looking for an affordable, enjoyable Lapsang.

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