Organic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

Organic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

from 35.00

Origin: China

  • Smoke Tea
  • Pine Natural Flavor 

Smokey and smooth organic black tea that is unlike any traditional black tea. Lapsang Souchong is prepared by drying the leaves over fire made from local Chinese pines trees. It's a member of the Bohea family of teas and is sometimes called "smoked tea."

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Enzymatic Oxidation is the name of the process, the delay of leaves being put in a high temperature, causing the loss of enzymes in the tealeaves.

History of Lapsang Souchong:

The story goes that the tea was created during the Qing era when the passage of armies delayed the annual drying of the tea leaves in the Wuyi Mountain. Eager to satisfy demand, the tea producers sped up the process by drying the leaves over fires made from local pines. According to legend to some sources, Lapsang souchong is the first black tea in history, even earlier than Keemun tea. After the lapsang souchong tea was used for producing black tea called Min Hong (meaning "Black tea produced in Fujian"), people started to move the tea bush to different places, such as KeemunIndia and Ceylon.