Origin: Jiangxi Province
Our Lapsang Souchong (Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, 正山小种) is amazing. We know, that’s a bold statement, and some will disagree. But Lapsang Souchong is a love it or hate it proposition, and we’ve given our hearts to this tea. This is one of our strongest teas, think bridge abutments or skyscraper foundations. This is our most pungent tea - one that has been known to cause co-workers to enquire where the fire is.
The black tea is redolent of three distinct flavors at once — the black tea base, a hint of longyan (Dragon Eye, a Chinese tree fruit similar to lychee) and the pinewood smoke which is the tea’s most defining element.
Lapsang Souchong is available by 2.75 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.
See Brewing Guidelines for more information.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Delicious as usual! For the price, quality, packaging, and ease of ordering, LRC's lapsang suchong continues to be my favorite. I've started infusing the leaves into soups, curries, and even my french press for that lovely campfire smell <3
This is by far the best LapSang Souchong I’ve had, it has such an excellent flavor and mouthfeel, highly recommended.
It is so good! Do you remember the Mentalist with Simon Baker? That’s what he drank. Packaged and delivered to perfection. Hats off to little red cup.
Bold and unabashed. Smokey in aroma and taste, almost like a pu’erh. This actually reminded me of a pu-erh more than Little Red Cup’s Shou Pu-erh. (Someone I had offered this to said the aroma reminded them of chipotle chili.) This is certainly an acquired taste. I can picture myself in Kentucky on the racetracks, and instead of whiskey, I might have a cup of this.
Holy smokes! This tea is nothing short of heavenly! The campfire smell and woodsy taste is soul awakening. I absolutely love it! I brewed it Gongfu style. New favorite. <3
Lapsang souchong is the best. The personal note with the order means a lot. I’m anxious to try some of your other teas soon.