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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One of my favourite teas for breakfast. A deep and smokey scent, which reminds me of pine forests, and carries through well to the taste. Flavours can change and strengthen with altered brewing times but never seems to become bitter or have that 'stewed' flavour that some black teas can develop.
Service is always prompt and I'm glad we can purchase in 500g bags of loose leaf.
The only tea I drink. V good value, prompt service
Thank you for the nicest Lapsang Souchong tea I have ever tasted. Reasonably priced, with free delivery too.
I will certainly use "Teacakes of Yorkshire " for future orders.
Thank you once again for swift delivery, and wonderful tea.
I am now very grateful to the supermarket which stopped supplying loose leaf lapsong as I then had to find an alternative supplier.
Lapsong souchong has long been a favourite but the quality of this brand exceeds anything I have had before; tea in the afternoon, three cups, is a daily treat I would not miss. It really is a cupper with a difference.
I was amazed at how quickly the tea arrived - faster even than Amazon Prime.
It was also great to find this tea, specialist and not obtainable in this quality from supermarket sites or Amazon.