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Lapsang Souchong 1/2 lb Sleeve

12.95 In Stock
It's been said that Lapsang Souchong was the very first black tea in the World, dating back to early 1600s in little village in Wuyi Mountains of Fujian China. It's also been said that Lapsang Souchong was the favored tea of Princess Catherine (Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685.)

One Lapsang tale takes place during the tumultuous Qing Dynasty. Soldiers, passing through the village of Xing, took refuge a tea shop, kicking out the workers and delaying the process of getting the tea out to the people. At this point, tea was in high demand for it's medicinal properties. The workers could not get to the leaves to dry and oxidize until the soldiers left, and by that time they were far behind demand. In order to speed up the drying process, one smarty decided to try drying the leaves over a fire using indigenous pinewood.

This new smokey flavor became the iPhone of teas. Today, Lapsang is not as well-known, but is still beloved for it's unique and powerful campfire aroma and smooth finish. Traditional techniques are still in use; the leaves are smoked over pinewood in a honglong (a bamboo basket.)
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    some buzz,
    1/2 cup coffee
    1 slightly rounded tsp (2g) per 12oz of boiling water steep 3 min.
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    My son has nicknamed this "barbecue tea" because the aroma is so reminiscent of the hickory smoke from the barbecue pit. It is a pleasant black tea. My favorite time to drink it... cold mornings and (of course) around the campfire.
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    (Posted on 11/21/16)
    Upon smelling this tea, I was concerned. It has an odd aroma, for sure. But upon drinking it, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a nutty, black tea that is a nice change of pace from simple, familiar black teas.
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    (Posted on 7/25/16)

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