About Lapsang Souchong:
A strong smoky black tea with a hint of sweet pine
Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China
- Sample Pouch: 2-4 Cups
- 2 Ounce: 20-25 Cups
- 8 Ounce Bulk Pouch: 80-100 Cups
Suggested Steeping Instructions:
- Add 1 teaspoon tea per 6 oz. cup to your infuser / pot.
- Pour boiling water over tea (200°F).
- Steep for at least 3-5 minutes.
- Remove tea leaves & enjoy.
- Re-steep as desired.
I'm giving this 5 stars as a formality, and because I asked for a sample of it not knowing what I was getting into. Please heed my words. To call Lapsang Souchong "smoky" is a massive understatement. This tea smells and tastes like licking the inside of the local BBQ place's pork smoker. It's grill water. It's liquid charcoal. It's a rustic leather shop with horseshoes on the walls and a fireplace, turned into tea somehow. It is very, very smoky and even a little meaty. I finally understand what people mean when they say something "will put hair on your chest." A cup of Lapsang Souchong will transform you into a cowboy. Bet on it. I do not like it one bit and humbly retreat back to my oolong with my tail between my legs.