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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My tea was delivered by the next day ,I knew the taste of the Earl Grey because my daughter has been having it some time so I thought I’d try the lapsang which we like in the after noon.Both are excellent flavours and I wouldn’t go back to tea bags now!
I absolutely love this type of tea and it's worth to pay for good quality. Teacakes of Yorkshire, I feel, cares about its product and so I care about buying from them directly and not through Amazon (however speedily they may deliver). Also the sample packet included with this delivery was a choice idea and has me interested in varying my tea diet.
Very helpful to be able to test different tea before choosing and buying.
Real lapsang souchong, which is rare on the continent because of some Europa laws. It's apparently first flush pekoe, and it is perfumed and light. I strongly recommand not to use too much, because it is the nature of this tea to be smooth and light - but it is certainly not weak. I use 18g/ liter, temperature 95°, 5 mn and I am quite satisfied with this brew. No bitterness, rich.
Was delivered in a village in Brittany in less than a week. No taxes asked. Quite decent price, all included.
Second purchase and will be back for more! Great flavour, packs a punch to start the day or for an afternoon pick me up. Mix 50:50 with Assam to create a superb blend. And impressively quick delivery.