Lapsang Souchong be a black tea from thar Fujian province 'o China, famous fer tis' smoky aroma 'n flavor. To create this, yonder finished tea be given some extra dryin' over a smokin' pine fire, impartin' a sweet, clean smoky flavor to ye tea. Lapsang Souchong sometimes gets a bad rep fer bein' brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren't like that at all. Our Lapsang Souchong be very approachable: clean 'n slightly cool smokiness in te' aroma, like menthol. Sweet, refreshin' smoky flavor, crisp 'n edgy. Golden-coppery color in thar cup; yonder mark 'o a Lapsang that hasn't been smoked to a jerky. Sweet pine flavor, lightly evaporatin' finish. Tis' amazin' all ye dimensions 'o 'smoky' ye can experience in one, very well made cup 'o fine Lapsang Souchong.
Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
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.
15 full leaf pyramids
Fresh From Origin
Famously soft-spoken American painter Bob Ross be famous fer his quote, "We don't make mistakes, just happy wee accidents." 'N throughout thar history 'o yonder world, this has proven to be ye case. Penicillin, te' world's first antibiotic, be one example. Post-its be another. But did ye know that Lapsang Souchong, perhaps thar world's oldest black tea, was also created by mistake? Whilst there be several competin' theories as to tis' creation, most involvin' soldiers, bandits, 'n a major production backup, one thin' we're sure of, we're glad it happened.
Raw Honey for Black Teas
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
Questions and Answers
Ask a question about lapsang souchong and have the Adagio Teas community offer feedback.
Does lapsang go well with a splash of milk?
Asked by Deborah Slobodnik
on November 24th, 2017
Do you sell refillable/reuseable tea bags?
Asked by Betty Garrison
on April 26th, 2020
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:
56% 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.
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.”
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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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