This black tea from China has a profoundly smoky flavour with a corresponding brisk body. Taken straight or a little sprinkled into your breakfast blend, this is an acquired taste to be enjoyed.
Read more about the versatility of this tea for culinary use and how the leaves take on their smoky characteristics 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: Black loose leaf tea.
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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.
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: