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Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Bulk - 5LB

Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Bulk - 5LB
SKU: TOLSLB_BLKLSS-5LB
MPN: TOLSLB_BLKLSS-5LB
$129.98
$113.02


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    Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire.
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$129.98
$113.02
  • Details
    Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire. This tea originates from 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! 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. For the best brew, Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.
  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Season Everyday
    Size 5lb
    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
  • 8 Reviews

    8 Reviews

    • 5
      Excellent robust tea at a great price

      Posted by Stephen Onufrak on Jan 17th 2022

      This variety of tea is not always easy to find, especially at a reasonable price. This tea is of good quality and is a great value in the 5 pound package for those that want to drink this tea daily.

    • 5
      Reduces my need to order so often

      Posted by Joyce K. on Dec 19th 2021

      Reduces my need to order so often.

    • 4
      K

      Posted by Jeffrey S. on Oct 20th 2021

      K

    • 5
      Smoked tea

      Posted by Bjorn erlandson on Oct 16th 2021

      Love it

    • 4
      Lapsang Souchong

      Posted by David on Sep 21st 2021

      Overall an excellent deal. It’s flavor was a bit more sharp or maybe tannic is the right word than I would have liked, but it’s an above average quality regardless. Souchong is my favorite type of tea (hence buying 5lbs at once), and I’ve had a number of different brands. This one is a good buy. I’m only not leaving a five star review because it isn’t the best Souchong I’ve had, but it’s up there in the top three-ish, and by far the best price per pound. Shipping was uncomplicated and fast.

    • 5
      Always a bargain

      Posted by Kevin H. on Jul 31st 2021

      Always a bargain.

    • 5
      Wonderful tea, can't get it in California (my usual...

      Posted by Murray C. on Jul 22nd 2021

      Wonderful tea, can't get it in California (my usual source for tea)

    • 5
      Awesome tea

      Posted by Steve C. on May 13th 2021

      Awesome tea. Like being able to order in bulk.

Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire. This tea originates from 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! 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. For the best brew, Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.
Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Season Everyday
Size 5lb
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

8 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent robust tea at a great price

    Posted by Stephen Onufrak on Jan 17th 2022

    This variety of tea is not always easy to find, especially at a reasonable price. This tea is of good quality and is a great value in the 5 pound package for those that want to drink this tea daily.

  • 5
    Reduces my need to order so often

    Posted by Joyce K. on Dec 19th 2021

    Reduces my need to order so often.

  • 4
    K

    Posted by Jeffrey S. on Oct 20th 2021

    K

  • 5
    Smoked tea

    Posted by Bjorn erlandson on Oct 16th 2021

    Love it

  • 4
    Lapsang Souchong

    Posted by David on Sep 21st 2021

    Overall an excellent deal. It’s flavor was a bit more sharp or maybe tannic is the right word than I would have liked, but it’s an above average quality regardless. Souchong is my favorite type of tea (hence buying 5lbs at once), and I’ve had a number of different brands. This one is a good buy. I’m only not leaving a five star review because it isn’t the best Souchong I’ve had, but it’s up there in the top three-ish, and by far the best price per pound. Shipping was uncomplicated and fast.

  • 5
    Always a bargain

    Posted by Kevin H. on Jul 31st 2021

    Always a bargain.

  • 5
    Wonderful tea, can't get it in California (my usual...

    Posted by Murray C. on Jul 22nd 2021

    Wonderful tea, can't get it in California (my usual source for tea)

  • 5
    Awesome tea

    Posted by Steve C. on May 13th 2021

    Awesome tea. Like being able to order in bulk.

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