Lapsang Souchong (China)

Lapsang Souchong (China)
  • Lapsang Souchong (China)

This black tea from China has a profoundly smoky flavour with a corresponding brisk body. It is an acquired taste with a very loyal and passionate following. Read about also using it in cooking below.


Please note if you are one of our many long standing lapsang drinkers you may notice that our current offering of lapsang souchong is lighter in aroma and brews a slightly sweeter liquor than previous seasons. We hope you enjoy it.


Ingredients: Smoked black tea from China


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A little more about this tea ...

Lapsang Souchong takes on its smoky characteristic when the plucked leaf is exposed to smoke from pine needles during the withering and black tea oxidisation phase. The leaf absorbs and retains the smoky flavour. For many this tea evokes fond memories of brewing billy tea over a camp fire. If you find the intensity of brewed liquor too much then consider using it in your cooking.

Taken straight or sprinkled into your breakfast blend, this tea is not for the faint hearted.  A number of our customers are using this blend as their kombucha base adding some ginger syrup for sweetness.It is also a stunning ingredient to incorporate into your cooking see below for some standout recipes.


Try these recipe suggestions using Lapsang Souchong:

  1. A savoury tea umami sauce - this sauce is absolutely fantastic with any vegetables.
  2. Coconut Bacon - this is delicious sprinkled over soups or vegetables also.
  3. Hot Toddy - brewed lapsang souchong is the perfect base for this warming drink
  4. Marbled Tea Eggs - a striking addition to any meal. 

At Stir we use different coloured umbrellas to help you easily identify the categories of tea and tisanes we offer.  Our Single Estate Black Teas are represented by a Brown Umbrella.  You can read more about the other umbrella colours we use and their connection to tea leaf here.

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