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Lapsang Souchong

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.  

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.

Interested in purchasing more than a pound? We are always happy to partner with like-minded tea lovers to sell wholesale organic teas, perfect for restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Happy Cup!

LRC's lapsang souchong is among the best I've ever had, and tops in the quality of the tea itself - beautiful leaves, exceptional taste - so happy to have found this!

Lapsang Souchong

Smooth black tea traditionally smoked over pine-wood fire. The tea equivalent to peaty Laphroaig whisky. Delicious!

Best lapsang I’ve ever had!

I have always drunk lapsang souchong tea. My friend bought me a box of Little Red Cup’s and I’m never drinking anything else!


Lapsang Souchong

An elusive tea

Not many places to get Lapshang Oolong. These folks do it right. Great smokiness. Good quantity for the price. This is my morning tea. Love ❤️ it.

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