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Organic China Lapsang Souchong Tea - Loose Leaf

Organic China Lapsang Souchong Tea  - Loose Leaf
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    The Organic Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea blend from English Tea Store boasts a smoky aroma and flavor. Its creation is credited to the thick, rough-looking Souchong leaves that are withered over burning pine bows. Next, the leaves are placed in barrels, covered with cloth, and allowed to ferment.

    There is more than one story for the creation of Lapsang Souchong tea. One states that during the Qing Dynasty, an army unit passing through a small village decided to camp at a tea factory. When they left, the workers worried that the tea would not be dried for the next day's market, so they dried it over a fire. Another story takes place aboard an English Clipper enroute from China with a shipment of Fujian tea. Waves breaking over the deck thoroughly soaked the tea, so sailors dried the tea in pans over a campfire.

    This tea is certified USDA and QMI Organic. Lapsang Souchong can deliver an overwhelming flavor, so it is recommended that it steep for slightly less time than other black teas.

    How to Make Tea

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

    • First time trying English Tea Store's Organic 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)

    Ingredients: Organic black tea

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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
    Type Organic Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 8 Reviews

    8 Reviews

    • 5
      Lapsang Souchong

      Posted by Sheldon Metz on Jul 6th 2020

      LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA is my favorite tea. The peaty roast is often too mild to appreciate it. While I may like it with a bit more time over the smoky peat, this is the best I've had in many years. Just opening the bagt is an aromatic experience.

    • 5
      Another smoky treat

      Posted by Nascent Writer on Feb 28th 2020

      An apt comparison of this tea would be to a fire pit on the patio, lit off at sundown. This is a nicely nuanced tea that reinfuses well. This potful is the third I have made with the same leaves. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

    • 3
      Appears to be good quality, but...

      Posted by Super smoky! on Jan 21st 2020

      This appears to be a good quality tea, but the smoky taste is overpowering. It almost tastes like it had Liquid Smoke added to the dried leaves, it's that strong. I will probably be able to use some of it in marinades, to give indoor roasting the taste of beting smoked outdoor. Or I might be able to add a pinch to another tea and see if that downplyas the smoke enough. Have to say I'm disappointed after hearing for so many years how precious Lapsang Souchong is.

    • 4
      Lovely smoky mixer

      Posted by Penge L on Aug 30th 2018

      This adds just the punch needed for my morning pot, mixed with Assam. Love it!

    • 5
      Try it twice

      Posted by Anonymous on Apr 29th 2018

      Lapsang is perhaps the strangest tea I've encountered to date. To put it simply, it's a camp fire in your cup. It is a aromatic black tea that has been roasted in bamboo baskets over burning pine or in some cases, oak fires. For some, the smell alone is off putting, but for the adventurist, it is a challenge worth accepting. When brewed correctly, the color is a rich amber that tastes of sweet black tea with hints of chocolate dancing across your palette with a pine lover. If you ever went camping as a child, the tea may bring back fond memories. I suggest to try it twice. Once for the experience, and the second with your adjusted preferences. I personally love the smoke so my I make a concentrated batch that I drink with cream and sweetener. I also mix this with other teas to add more complexity to my beverages. I can't get enough of Lapsang Souchong.

    • 5
      The BEST!

      Posted by theDrektor on Feb 7th 2018

      Lapsang Souchong is my favorite brew. Lately, I have disappointed elsewhere, but, the second I opened the bag, I knew this was the one I find difficult to find when I'm out. I placed it in my tea container a week ago (I believe tea needs to rest from the air-tight bag it comes in), and I opened to container today and I knew I'd found the best. The aroma stayed in the air and I, unfortunately, drank it too fast. I wanted those three cups to last all day. Even though it's over my self-impose three cups per day. I will have more later. It is smokey, peaty and unusual for a plain, "unflavored" tea. If you like peaty Single-Malt Scotch, you'll love this. I like my Single-Malt on the sweeter side, yet this is my favorite brew.

    • 5
      Fast Shipping and Quality Tea

      Posted by Paul on Nov 21st 2017

      The shipping was fast and the quality of the tea is far better than the same tea when bought in China. If you get it in China it is blended with other teas so the quality and taste is dependent upon the tea it is blended with. When I was living in China this tea was hard to get and exceedingly expensive. In some cases I paid as much as 200 RMB for 1kg (~1/2 lb.) and the quality was not very good. In many cases the Chinese tea store employees never heard of this tea.

    • 5
      DEEP & VELVETY

      Posted by THEA on Mar 20th 2017

      Deep, velvety flavor enhanced by a singularly dusky, brocade-like fragrance. A unique cup -- startling and uncommon at first sip -- but sure to quickly become an indisputable favorite.

The Organic Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea blend from English Tea Store boasts a smoky aroma and flavor. Its creation is credited to the thick, rough-looking Souchong leaves that are withered over burning pine bows. Next, the leaves are placed in barrels, covered with cloth, and allowed to ferment.

There is more than one story for the creation of Lapsang Souchong tea. One states that during the Qing Dynasty, an army unit passing through a small village decided to camp at a tea factory. When they left, the workers worried that the tea would not be dried for the next day's market, so they dried it over a fire. Another story takes place aboard an English Clipper enroute from China with a shipment of Fujian tea. Waves breaking over the deck thoroughly soaked the tea, so sailors dried the tea in pans over a campfire.

This tea is certified USDA and QMI Organic. Lapsang Souchong can deliver an overwhelming flavor, so it is recommended that it steep for slightly less time than other black teas.

How to Make Tea

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

  • First time trying English Tea Store's Organic 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)

Ingredients: Organic black tea

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
Type Organic Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

8 Reviews

  • 5
    Lapsang Souchong

    Posted by Sheldon Metz on Jul 6th 2020

    LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA is my favorite tea. The peaty roast is often too mild to appreciate it. While I may like it with a bit more time over the smoky peat, this is the best I've had in many years. Just opening the bagt is an aromatic experience.

  • 5
    Another smoky treat

    Posted by Nascent Writer on Feb 28th 2020

    An apt comparison of this tea would be to a fire pit on the patio, lit off at sundown. This is a nicely nuanced tea that reinfuses well. This potful is the third I have made with the same leaves. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

  • 3
    Appears to be good quality, but...

    Posted by Super smoky! on Jan 21st 2020

    This appears to be a good quality tea, but the smoky taste is overpowering. It almost tastes like it had Liquid Smoke added to the dried leaves, it's that strong. I will probably be able to use some of it in marinades, to give indoor roasting the taste of beting smoked outdoor. Or I might be able to add a pinch to another tea and see if that downplyas the smoke enough. Have to say I'm disappointed after hearing for so many years how precious Lapsang Souchong is.

  • 4
    Lovely smoky mixer

    Posted by Penge L on Aug 30th 2018

    This adds just the punch needed for my morning pot, mixed with Assam. Love it!

  • 5
    Try it twice

    Posted by Anonymous on Apr 29th 2018

    Lapsang is perhaps the strangest tea I've encountered to date. To put it simply, it's a camp fire in your cup. It is a aromatic black tea that has been roasted in bamboo baskets over burning pine or in some cases, oak fires. For some, the smell alone is off putting, but for the adventurist, it is a challenge worth accepting. When brewed correctly, the color is a rich amber that tastes of sweet black tea with hints of chocolate dancing across your palette with a pine lover. If you ever went camping as a child, the tea may bring back fond memories. I suggest to try it twice. Once for the experience, and the second with your adjusted preferences. I personally love the smoke so my I make a concentrated batch that I drink with cream and sweetener. I also mix this with other teas to add more complexity to my beverages. I can't get enough of Lapsang Souchong.

  • 5
    The BEST!

    Posted by theDrektor on Feb 7th 2018

    Lapsang Souchong is my favorite brew. Lately, I have disappointed elsewhere, but, the second I opened the bag, I knew this was the one I find difficult to find when I'm out. I placed it in my tea container a week ago (I believe tea needs to rest from the air-tight bag it comes in), and I opened to container today and I knew I'd found the best. The aroma stayed in the air and I, unfortunately, drank it too fast. I wanted those three cups to last all day. Even though it's over my self-impose three cups per day. I will have more later. It is smokey, peaty and unusual for a plain, "unflavored" tea. If you like peaty Single-Malt Scotch, you'll love this. I like my Single-Malt on the sweeter side, yet this is my favorite brew.

  • 5
    Fast Shipping and Quality Tea

    Posted by Paul on Nov 21st 2017

    The shipping was fast and the quality of the tea is far better than the same tea when bought in China. If you get it in China it is blended with other teas so the quality and taste is dependent upon the tea it is blended with. When I was living in China this tea was hard to get and exceedingly expensive. In some cases I paid as much as 200 RMB for 1kg (~1/2 lb.) and the quality was not very good. In many cases the Chinese tea store employees never heard of this tea.

  • 5
    DEEP & VELVETY

    Posted by THEA on Mar 20th 2017

    Deep, velvety flavor enhanced by a singularly dusky, brocade-like fragrance. A unique cup -- startling and uncommon at first sip -- but sure to quickly become an indisputable favorite.

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