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 only drink one type of tea - Lapsang Souchong. I have tried many stockists who were overpriced, supplied poor quality, bitter tea, or tea that was unidentifiable as being Lapsang Souchong. Not this company. Fabulous tea, good quality, decent price, very speedy delivery as well as free shipping. A free gift of a tea caddy and just when you didn't think it could get any better, a sample sachet of some equally fabulous tea.
Service: 10/10. Product:9/10 - (probably because as I've got older my taste buds have diminished somewhat). Incredibly quick and efficient delivery. Much better than the alternative tea from TofH! Will definitely purchase again. Kudos to Teacakes of York.
This is a wonderful full smokey flavoured tea that will delight all Lapsang Souchong tea drinkers.
Recently purchased Jasmine Blossom green tea. I have purchased green tea fron Teacakes before, loose leaf green tea tends to be expensive, but I find their prices very competitive. Delivery is very prompt and effective and their green tea is always of the highest quality. So one of those wicked pleasures, which given the health benefits of green tea is also virtuous - nice!
One of the best Lapsangs I have come across. Full of smoke. Strong. Excellent.