Lapsang Souchong

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A deep, smoky aroma wafts from the cup, like the smell of a cozy campfire. Lapsang Souchong tea leaves are withered over pine or cypress to infuse a woody scent, and then dried over a smoking pine fire. This unique savory flavor profile is surprising at first, but quickly grows on you. Try it paired with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs.

 

Serving Sizes: 

  • Sample (4-6 servings)
  • 4oz (68 servings)
  • 8oz (136 servings)
  • 16oz (272 servings)

Ingredients

Organic Black Tea

Caffeine Content

Medium

Country of Origin

China

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Brewing Guide

Water

8 oz

Temperature

212° F

Serving Size

1 tsp

Time

4 mins

Customer Reviews

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Louise Standish
Lapsang Souchong

This is an remarkable tea: silky, light body with a hint of smokiness. I haven't had a cup of Lapsang Souchong for many years, but it has long been a favorite. I am so very thankful that I've found a great source for it. The Whistling Kettle's supply is of exceptional quality. If you're unfamiliar with this tea and are looking for something distinctive—give it a try!

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Jeff K.
Switching from coffee made easier

This tea and its unique smell and flavor made my transition from coffee to tea smoother. Not saying its at all coffee strength or flavor, it has a hint of smoke that makes it so enjoyable. I ordered a pack of sample teas, and this one stands out beyond the others to me.

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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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Terrie Kirkpatrick
Very smoky!

I am trying some different black teas. I had never had a smoky tea before. It was a bit too smoky for me, but I can see how people who enjoy smoky drinks, like Laphroaig, would really love this. Glad I gave it a try!

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Sherry Coats
SURPRISINGLY DELICIOUS

When I opened the packet, the smell was overpowering, and I thought I wouldn't like it. I brewed and tasted it and was really surprised at the taste. I loved it. I tried the 2nd cup with a bit of honey and even better! I brewed a 3rd cup and put both honey and a little milk but didn't care for the milk as much. It's delicious when I got past the smell :) I am experimenting with loose teas again after several years passed after the company I bought probably a ton of different teas from went out of business. I have to try the other flavors, but this one was most surprising given the taste is so nice after you get past the smoky pine smell. Lovely tea. It's not one I'd have on a regular basis, but to have on hand for a change.