A superior leaf from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, this specialty smoked tea has a distinctive flavor as it is withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. Then after pan frying and rolling is pressed into wooden barrels and covered with cloth until the leaves give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are then fired again and rolled into strips. Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavor. When finished they are thick, glossy black strips and produce a dark red beverage with a unique aroma and taste. Usually taken with milk and sugar.
Depending on ones palate the taste can be light and intriquing or it can be overpowering. Lapsang Souchong is described and an aquired taste.
Note: this tea can be used to add a distinctive tang to a variety of savory culinary creations.
For example, add to cream cheese or mayonnaise to enhance a dip or a smoked turkey sandwich.
Growing Country: China
Grade: Special Leaf Lapsang Souchong
Region: Fujian Province - Xingchun region
Altitude: 1500 feet to 4900 feet above sea level
Caffeine/Antioxidant Level: Medium
Cup Characteristics: crisp character with a heady aroma of an oak fire, infusion is bright with reddish hues.
Luxury Ingredients: Pure Fujian Lapsang Souchong black tea.
Recommendation: We recommend the use of our "1 Cup of Perfect Tea" measuring spoon for best results, and freshly drawn cold water or filtered water brought to a rolling boil when brewing tea.
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100*C/212*F
Storage: Store in a cool dry location and not in direct sunlight in an airtight container or pouch.
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