Lapsang Souchong Butterfly #1
A superior leaf Lapsang Souchong offering a unique smoky crisp character.
This special smoked tea has a robust flavour sometimes referred to as tarry and is a speciality from Fujian province.
Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavour. When finished they are thick, glossy black strips, and produce a dark red drink with a unique aroma and taste. It is generally consumed with sugar or milk.
All the best Lapsang is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi Mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea. Depending upon one’s palate the taste can be light and intriguing or it can be heavy and overpowering.
This spectacular example is a real treat for any connoisseur.
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.
Region: Fujian Province - Xingchun region
Ingredients: Black tea
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Seasonality: Seasonal quality (Mar. – Apr. growth)
Antioxidant Content: Low
Grade: Special Leaf Lapsang Souchong SBOPF
(Special Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings)
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I am a repeat buyer of this product from Yorkshire Tea Cups as I find it has an excellent flavour and quality of leaf. Having grown up in a household where Lapsang Souchong was the only tea on offer, I feel I am in a good position to judge. I have not found any better than this. I drink it every morning and always empty the family sized teapot.
Many years ago, my father used to smoke a pipe. Balkan Sobranie was his favourite and the leathery, oiled hemp-like aroma of this tea reminds me of it. No health risks with Lapsang Souchong of course! Terrific, prompt service from Tea Cakes of Yorkshire and the sample sachet included is a much appreciated touch.
Oh My Word, this tea is amazing. I absolutely love the taste and will definitely be re-ordering when it runs out, which at this rate will be soon. The service from Tea Cakes of Yorkshire was to the usual, excellent standard. Highly recommended.
Not sure about my reaction to this. The first pot I made was too weak. Several pots since than and still not sure. As I believe that taste buds are so individual I’m not sure how an individual reaction is or is not helpful.
Certainly excellent service from the company and I have tried 2 other teas with more certain reactions from me.
I could drink a lot of this very easily. The smoky flavour is so very refreshing.
Really good quick delivery too to get me my fix quickly!