Lapsang Souchong is a smoked Black Tea. It is grown in Yunnan Province in China, where tea was first discovered.
Most tea produced from Yunnan is aged and fermented, but the region is famous also for this very distinct tea.
Lapsang grows from large souchong leaves. Once picked, the leaf is roasted in the usual way. However, unlike other black tea, the leaf is then smoked. This unusual and distinct process requires carefully placing the tea over burning pine wood. The resin from the wood creates the classic smoky taste for which Lapsang Souchong is rightly famous.
Poorly made Lapsang can be bitter and overwhelming. A well-crafted Lapsang is at once rich, brooding and peaty, yet surprisingly light.
Tea Tip :
Whisky drinkers will love this (and have a much clearer head the next day)
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