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Lapsang Souchong. Organic

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DESCRIPTION

This famous tea from China’s Anhui Province is made by drying robust black tea over pine wood smoke. The flavor of pinewood smoke nicely complements the maltiness of the black tea. An undertone of sweetness and a light but a lingering astringent finish makes this tea a very enjoyable. If you are drinking this tea for the first time, give it a few sips before putting it away. The smokiness initially is a hurdle but it quickly fades away once the underlying sweetness of the tea takes over.

 

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STEEPING TIPS

   1 tbsp for  8-12 oz cup

   212°F 

   3-5 mins

Milk and sugar optional

 

ORIGIN

The practice of smoking tea dates to Quing Era when it was begun as a way to hasten the drying of the tea for the marching armies. It is supposed to predate the manufacture of Keemun, another popular black tea from China.


Collections: Black Tea, Chinese - Black

Category: Chinese Black Tea

Type: Black Tea


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