Lapsang Souchony (ounce)
Pronounced “lop-song sue-chong”, Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China and is sometimes referred to as smoked tea. Inside China Lapsang Souchong is generally considered as a "tea for Westerners". Lapsang Souchong has become well known outside of China especially in western European markets. Lapsang Souchong tea has a signature smoky aroma and flavor and many serious tea lovers believe that it is an acquired taste. Allow yourself time to experiment with several cups' worth steeped at different lengths before passing final judgment. The steep time you choose with your Lapsang Souchong can produce dramatically different results. While recommended steep times range from 2-5 minutes at 210° we suggest that the first couple of times you try this tea you start off on the lower end (2 minutes). Experiment and adjust both your steeping time and the amount of tea used until you find your ideal flavor profile. With just the right touch you’ll discover subtle differences can be found in smokiness, sweetness as well as in the nuanced floral and fruit notes. This tea has a medium caffeine level.