Lapsang Souchong
  • Lapsang Souchong

This evocative black tea from China has a smoky flavour with a corresponding brisk body.  Savour its distinctive taste by serving it straight or alternatively sprinkle a little into your favourite blend for a gentler experience.  It is also a versatile culinary ingredient used to impart a hint of smoke.


Read more about the versatility of this tea for culinary use and how the leaves take on their smoky characteristics below. 


We also offer a second, very light version of this tea which you will currently find on sale called Lapsang Souchong Light.  It is a good way to explore a black tea with a hint of smoke or buy some to mix with your current tea to extend 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:

  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. 


More than just a beverage - what science tells us  

There has been extensive research into the full range of benefits that might be associated with tea leaf (camellia sinensis), if you are interested to know more about the science click here


The Brown Umbrella means it is part of our Single Estate Black Tea range

We use five different coloured umbrellas within our range to help you easily identify the different categories of tea and tisanes that we offer.  Read more about the umbrella connection to tea leaf here.


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