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Lapsang Souchong Black Tea - Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Lapsang Souchong Black Tea - Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Product code: 196

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Quick Overview:

The first black tea in history. The Lapsang Souchong has a special processing method of smoking tea leaves over pinewood fire. This fine black tea’s clear, bright orange liquor offers a uniquely woody aroma with subtle hints of fruit and flowers.

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The unique smoky flavor of Lapsang Souchong is due to a special process in the production "smoke roast". The smoking takes place while the fresh leaves are withering, and again while they're being rolled and oxidized. The tea is spread out on the different levels of smoke houses, while the pine fire is burning in the bottom level. The smoking is monitored carefully to ensure that the fresh sweet fragrance of the pine fire is not lost.

How to steep Lapsang Souchong Tea?

Steep Lapsang Souchong Tea leaves for up to 4 minute with 95 degree water. For good Lapsang Souchong, the deep and smoky flavor lasts after several brews. The Lapsang Souchong is good to drink plain or with milk and/or sweetener.

From which tea region is Lapsang Souchong Tea?

The Lapsang Souchong Tea is from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. The Wuyi Mountain is blessed by nature: mild weather with sufficient rainfall and sunlight and fertile soil, making it one of the most famous tea growing area in the world. Apart from the Lapsang Souchong, the Wuyi Mountains also produces other famous teas belong to the so called “Wuyi Cliff Family” of teas.

Tea Pairings: What food goes well with Lapsang Souchong?

Lapsang Souchong matches perfectly with curry and beef dishes.

What’s the name of Lapsang Souchong Tea in Chinese?

Lapsang Souchong Tea – 正山小种红茶 - zhèng shān xiǎo zhǒng hóng chá

Lapsang Tea –正山 -  xiǎo zhǒng hóng chá

Black Tea – 红茶 – hóng chá

Lapsang Souchong Tea in other languages: Danish: Lapsang Souchong, Dutch: Lapsang Souchong, English: Lapsang Souchong, Finnish: Lapsang Souchong, French: Lapsang Souchong, German: Lapsang Souchong, Italian: Lapsang Souchong, Norwegian: Lapsang Souchong, Portuguese: Lapsang Souchong, Russian: Лапсанг Сушонг, Swedish: Lapsang Souchong, Turkish: Lapsang Souchong

Related search terms: lapsong souchong, lapsang souchang

Additional Information

Steeping time 4 min
Steeping temperature 95 °C - 200 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tea Year 2014
Tea Season Winter
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Wuyi Mountain
Tea Province Fujian

Customer Reviews

Review by C
The leaves here are dark and twisty and do not smell smoky at all. In fact, I'm a little confused by the labeling of this tea as it tastes like.... Laoshan Black! Not quite exactly the same, as Laoshan Black has a slightly twistier leaf and also more oily black, but I think this sort of flavor is rare. The flavor is a lighter chocolate with hints of caramel, though I could have used two teaspoons to see if that works better. This type of flavor is always difficult for me to describe, but it is along the lines of Laoshan Black.. the flavor isn't very strong, with a lighter brew, but this isn't a tiny leaf tea. I know with every cup I steep up of teas like this, I love them more and more. Again, no smoke at all, so I think the name Lapsang Souchong might scare some away. Try a sample, as I think anyone could love this tea. (Posted on 8/17/14)
Review by Marita
I love the smokiness of this tea. I brought this tea to work place and have let my co-workers try. Most of them didn't like it thought, which I really don't understand. I guess this is not the right to as a gift, cause it's a bit risky for beginning tea drinkers. I would highly recommend it though to more experienced tea drinkers who want to try out a different taste. (Posted on 1/13/13)
Review by Robert
This lapsang souchong is a little bit more delicate and floral than the others that I have tried from other stores. A good choice for those we are looking for a more accessible lapsang souchong or for those who want to try the lapsang souchong for the first time. (Posted on 1/13/13)
Review by Allessandro
I bought this after reading about it elsewhere online, and don't regret that I did. It's indeed very smoky but I'm accustomed to that taste and appreciate it. (Posted on 1/13/13)

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