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.
I have been enjoying this tea for about a week now after it arrived in the mail. I am a steadfast green tea drinker, however I used to have a lapsang souchong a long time ago that I used to love. Saw this lapsang on here when I was ordering yu lu green and ordered one. So glad I did, it is sublime! This morning I told my husband that it was almost like having a smooth subtle whiskey in the morning. The flavor of this tea is so bold, woody, and smokey, while still remaining smooth and light on the pallette. I absolutely love it! Thanks little red cup for providing such wonderful teas!! This is a great one!
I have been looking for the perfect Lapsang Souchong for a long time, and I have finally found it in this lovely brew. With just the right amount of smokey texture, this is indeed the Lapsang of my dreams! Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up, or any time of the day, really.
Great smoky aroma and a smooth finish. This is the tea that made me quit coffee!
When I got a sample of this tea and first opened it up, I thought it was really weird. It smelled like a campfire! But after drinking it for a couple of days I fell in love with it, and that's why I ordered more. Try it, you'll like it!