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.
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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.
I gave the tea to my husband as part of his Christmas stocking, and he loves it. He loves his tea strong and said it has the perfect smoky flavor.
been drinking Lapsang Souchong since living in China in the 1940’s
I love this tea! I brew a pot every afternoon. I bought a lot of LRCT to give as gifts and to sell at our nonprofit shop, but the lapsang souchong was an indulgent gift to me. It makes every afternoon a bit more special. Thank you!
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!