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Lapsang Souchong

Organic Black Tea

If you liked smoked food, the smell of a pipe, then you'll probably appreciate a tea that has its leaves withered over pine or cypress, and then goes through a 2nd phase of drying by hanging over smoking pine fire. The aroma is intense, but the tea is pleasantly mild.

$3.00


About This Tea

Ingredients

Organic Black Tea

Taste

A medium bodied tea with an intense pine-smoke flavor

Infusion

Dark Copper

Caffeine Level

Medium Low

Country of Origin

China

Brewing Guide

Water

8oz

Temperature

212°

Leaves

1 tsp

Time

4 mins

Customer Reviews

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Chandu Tennety
Unique, smoky tea

This is my favorite tea next to Whistling Kettle's Secret Village (and the now apparently discontinued Nine Bend Black Dragon). I pretty much start every week with this tea. Back when I worked in an office, my coworkers always knew when I brewed Lapsang and they called it "bacon tea".

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Richard Sanger
Great price on tea!!

Excellent price on very good Chinese tea varieties!

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Jonathan Shultz-Wheeler
Fantastic, unique tea!

First of all, you have to like smoke as a flavor. If you do, look no further. Awesome combination of full-bodied black tea and smokey flavor. Best with a not-as-sweet honey, like buckwheat. HIGHLY recommended.

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Katherine
Amazing smoky tea!!

The main thing you need to know about this tea is that their description ("an intense pine-smoke flavor") is not an understatement. When they say "intense," they mean it. So if you like smoky black teas, you'll love this. It has a delicious tobacco-like aroma that hits you right out of the bag and fills the room as it's brewing. It also handles milk really well (not sure about sugar since I never use any in my tea). I like flavors like this (think peaty Scotch whisky or mezcal), so this tea is absolutely wonderful. I'll be ordering a full-size bag soon!

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Reina
It IS acquired

When I first opened this bag and smelled the smoky flavor, I was not sure I was gonna like this tea. I tried it, and I thought it was ok. I tried it a few more times and liked it more each time. Once you get used to the pine taste mixed with your black tea, this is actually a very delightful choice!