A classic black tea. Lapsang Souchong tea is known throughout the world for it's distinctive smoky flavour, delicate leaves and enchanting amber liquor.
Specially selected by Wan Ling, this traditionally produced Lapsang Souchong delivers a broad range of black tea flavours, carefully balanced, with the wood smoke, without being overpowering like some high street flavoured versions.
This is a classic 桐木关 Tongmuguan Lapsang Souchong. Traditional style and careful artisan preparation. Originating from Zheng Shan or Zheng Mountain in the Wuyi mountain region of Fujian. Lapsang Souchong tea is known as Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong 正山小种 or Zheng Mountain variety.
The aging process has created a Lapsang Souchong tea that has a sweet, honey like taste delightfully combined with a maltiness and the woodiness of the old smoke.
Storage is very important for such teas as it allows the smokiness to permeate the leaf and the natural fragrant; aromatic oils that are naturally present in the tea leaf.
Superb tea that is highly recommended. If you have only tried high street or big brand Lapsang Souchong teas you should really experience this tea, it will change your preconceptions.
Expiry / Use by: 50 years from date of harvest
Description of Packaging: Pouch
Storage guide: Store away from strong smells and out of direct light. Best kept in an air tight container.
Black tea is a type of tea produced from the camellia sinensis plant that is highly oxidized, resulting in a dark reddish-gold hue, a hearty, slightly astringent flavor, and a moderate amount of caffeine.
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Brewing Black Tea in a Teapot or Giawan
Vessel Capacity: 150 - 200ml
Tea Quantity: 8g (loose leaf)
Water Temperature: 100c
People / Servings: 4
Medthod: Pre-warm the teapot or gaiwan with boiling water and empty. Add the chosen amount of tea leaf, rinse the tea with a little hot water and then discard the water. Next refill the tea pot and follow the infusion times below.
Infusion Times (in seconds):
1st = 60.
2nd = 45.
3rd = 60.
4th = 90.
5th = 120.
6th = 150.
7th = 180.
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