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 — we send it to you in a ziplock bag in addition to our regular packaging.
The black tea is redolent 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.
See Brewing Guidelines for more information.
gave a sample of this tea to my son and just received this text "I want you to know that this tea is like the best tea I have ever had. It made me swear."
I have been a tea lover since living in Russia. This is by far the most distinctive tea I have ever experienced. Excellent work with this unique blend of flavors. Perfect for an evening by the wood stove after a cold day outside. Drink it straight and strong!
Smoky, intense, and smooth. Unlike any tea I've ever had before. A strong tea good for cold afternoons. Enjoy slowly, bit don't let it cool! No need for sweetener, though I found that it paired nicely with an oatmeal raisin cookie!