Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) Lapsang Souchong Tea Lapsang Souchong Tea Lapsang Souchong Tea Lapsang Souchong Tea

Lapsang Souchong

Product Name Size ZIN Price Quantity Add to Cart
Lapsang Souchong Tea (Loose) 4 oz 510008 $15.71
8 oz 510009 $25.16
Lapsang Souchong Tea 50 tea bags 510011 $29.04

• A very special and distinctive smokey flavor
• A crisp character with the remarkable and heady aroma of an oak fire
This special smoked tea has a distinctive flavor sometimes referred to as tarry, and is a special tea from Fujian province. The Fukienese word "souchong" means subvariety - that is a subvariety of other black teas from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian. When Lapsang Souchong was first exported to western European countries and became famous on the international markets - it was no doubt due to the distinct aroma and flavor. Interestingly the best Lapsang is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea.

Legend claims that the smoking process was discovered by accident. During the Qing dynasty, an army unit passing through Xingcun (Star Village) camped in a tea factory filled with fresh leaves awaiting processing. When the soldiers left and the workers could get back into the premises, they realized that to arrive at market in time, it was too late to dry the leaves in the usual way. So they lit open fires of pine wood to hasten the drying. Not only did the tea reach the market in time, but the smoked pine flavor created a sensation!

The method of production is as follows: The leaves are first withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. After pan-frying and rolling, they are presses into wooden barrels and covered with cloth to ferment until they give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are fired again and rolled into taut 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. It is generally consumed with sugar or milk. Depending upon one's palate the taste can be light and intriguing or it can be heavy and overpowering. Lapsang Souchong is best described as an acquired taste.
ZooScape is proud to be the exclusive distributor of TerraVita teas, herbs and supplements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Please direct all wholesale and bulk inquiries to 1-844-449-0444.
Brian11-13-2015

great!

christopher03-19-2013

good service

Zvezdana12-27-2012

Great product

Andrew10-10-2010

thankyou!

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad      Good

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any condition or disease.