Lapsang Souchong is sought after by many tea connoisseurs for its distinct smokey aroma and flavor. Unlike others, these tea leaves are smoke-dried over pinewood fires, giving them a crisp and prominent flavor of smoky pine. Contains Caffeine.
Smoked Black Tea
8 oz. | 212° | 1 Tbsp. | 3-5 mins.
To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over a smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea. Lapsang Souchong sometimes gets a bad rep for being brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren't like that at all. Our Lapsang Souchong is very approachable: clean and slightly cool smokiness in the aroma, like menthol. Sweet, refreshing smoky flavor, crisp and edgy. Golden-coppery color in the cup; the mark of a Lapsang that hasn't been smoked to a jerky. Sweet pine flavor, lightly evaporating finish. It's amazing all the dimensions of 'smoky' you can experience in one, very well made cup of fine Lapsang Souchong.