For those looking for an out-of-this-world tea experience, this premium black tea will make your taste buds go wild! Grown from 120-year-old tea plants that are carefully smoked with pinewood before drying.
It has just the right amount of smokey taste, giving you the perfect campfire feel. With its unique minerals and complexity like no other black tea, this delicate yet sweet black tea is the perfect pairing for grilled meat or spicy food.
The more premium Lapsang Souchongs like this one is not too smokey and has a sweet delicate undertone. Before sipping this tea, try inhaling the delicious aroma of its smoky fragrance. The Chinese themselves rarely drink this tea; rather, it is manufactured solely for Westerners.
Our Lapsang Souchong is a Fujian version and is milder and softer than most other Lapsang Souchong in the market. And because it came from an old bush the leaves are much larger as well.
This tea is not for everyone. Just like licorice and cilantro, either you love it or you hate it. We do notice that many cigar smokers and whiskey drinkers absolutely love this tea. Its strong smoky flavor also goes very nicely with hot and spicy food, especially by a campfire.
Alternate Name: Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong
Origin: Tongmu Village, Wuyi Shan, Fujian, China
Notes: Smokey, Cloves, Pepper