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lapsang souchong

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sample
makes 10 cups
$3
3oz
27¢ per cup
$10
16oz
15¢ per cup
$29
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$10
Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China, famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over a smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea. Lapsang Souchong sometimes gets a bad rep for being brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren't like that at all. Our Lapsang Souchong is very approachable: clean and slightly cool smokiness in the aroma, like menthol. Sweet, refreshing smoky flavor, crisp and edgy. Golden-coppery color in the cup; the mark of a Lapsang that hasn't been smoked to a jerky. Sweet pine flavor, lightly evaporating finish. It's amazing all the dimensions of 'smoky' you can experience in one, very well made cup of fine Lapsang Souchong.

Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
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Teabags

teabags
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$10
ingredient

Fresh From Origin

Famously soft-spoken American painter Bob Ross is famous for his quote, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” And throughout the history of the world, this has proven to be the case. Penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, is one example. Post-its are another. But did you know that Lapsang Souchong, perhaps the worlds’ oldest black tea, was also created by mistake? While there are several competing theories as to its creation, most involving soldiers, bandits, and a major production backup, one thing we’re sure of, we’re glad it happened.

Raw Honey for Black Teas

tea honey
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
12oz
honey for black tea
$9

Part of coffee addict teas sampler

sampler set
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set. Four teas included are: lapsang souchong, matcha mocha, mocha nut mate, pu-erh hazelberry
coffee addict teas
will make 40 cups
$19

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Does lapsang go well with a splash of milk?
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Asked by Deborah Slobodnik
on November 24th, 2017
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Do you sell refillable/reuseable tea bags?
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Asked by Betty Garrison
on April 26th, 2020
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Direct Trade Advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

David's Tea:
83% more expensive

Meet our lapsang souchong farmer, Fang Ai Hua

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers behind some of our most popular teas.

farmer
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
In my hometown everyone is dealing with tea. So I started when I was 18 years old. I learned from my parents. Now I know how to pick tea leaves and make good lapsang.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
My hometown is very beautiful mountian area. This area is protected by government. I am so lucky to live in the natural protection area in Wuyi.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like the moment when we taste our teas made by ourselves. We will taste every lot after production. I am happy to drink the tea from my own hand.
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