Lapsang Souchong


Strangely enough, Lapsang Souchong seems to be practically unknown in China since it has always been made principally for export.  It is scented with pinewood smoke which impregnates the leaves, imparting a sweet, clean smokey flavour to the tea and golden coppery colour in the cup.  The dimensions of smokey experienced in one cup is like no other.  Like Scotch whiskey, you love it or leave it on it's own unmistakable terms.  Can be drunk on it's own or by adding a pinch to another tea.  A personal favourite of The Tea Lady, particularly with egg sandwiches.


Weak tea with strong smokey flavour


Chinese black tea with smoke

To make: 

1 teaspoon for 200ml cup
Add freshly boiled water
Steep for 3-5 minutes then pour

One retail pouch will make: 

100 gram pouch makes around 40 cups of tea