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Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Bulk - 5LB

Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea - Loose Leaf Bulk - 5LB
SKU: TOLSLB_BLKLSS-5LB
MPN: TOLSLB_BLKLSS-5LB
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    Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire.
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$90.49
$67.99
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    Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire. This tea originates from Fujian province. The Fukienese word 'souchong' means sub-variety - that is a sub-variety 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! 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. For the best brew, Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.
  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin China
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Product Type Tea
    Season Everyday
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Lapsang Souchong
    Size 5lb
    Type Black Tea
    Type China Black Tea
    Right Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Our Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea delivers a smoked and distinctive flavor, with the heady aroma of a camp fire. This tea originates from Fujian province. The Fukienese word 'souchong' means sub-variety - that is a sub-variety 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! 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. For the best brew, Lapsang Souchong China Black Tea should steep in water that has been brought to a rolling boil for 2-5 minutes.
Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin China
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Product Type Tea
Season Everyday
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Lapsang Souchong
Size 5lb
Type Black Tea
Type China Black Tea
Right Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png

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