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Organic Lapsang Souchong Tea Black Loose 100g

£8.95

Organic Lapsang Souchong
Souchong leaves, noted for their thick, rough appearance are withered over burning pine bows, placed in barrels covered with cloth and allowed to ferment. A process which has gone virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.
"A smoky sensation fills your mouth in a way no other tea possibly could."
And who came up with the idea? One story and there are many in the world of tea describes a situation aboard an English Tea Clipper in route from China.
In this story, waves broke over the deck during a storm and soaked a shipment of Fujian tea. The sailors, recognising this to be very bad for business decided to dry the tea in large pans set over a campfire and Lapsang-Souchong was born.
It is important to steep Lapsang for slightly less time than you would other tea. Even for a true connoisseur, the flavour of an over-steeped Lapsang can be slightly overwhelming.
 Variously compared to a burning campfire or ashtray, the flavour of Lapsang Souchong is to the uninitiated, quite an intense flavour to behold.
Fujian Province china
Fujian Province China
However, to those who know, the smokey cup of a high-quality Fujian Lapsang is second to none, a treat for the taste buds, truly one of those unique items for which there is no middle ground of appreciation. The flavour may also be enhanced with a touch of milk and sugar. 

We are pleased to offer you this superb tea, especially so considering its organic status. Unlike many inferior Lapsangs that may be grown and flavoured with chemicals, this tea is 100% natural, wonderfully smooth and has an intoxicating aroma of resinous burning wood.

Origin: China

Caffeine Guide: Medium

Region: Fujian Province

Antioxidant Content: Low

Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level

Taste: Intense flavour

Grade: Butterfly Lapsang

Infusion Colour: Tending bright and lively

Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

Aroma: Smoky

Ingredients: Black tea


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R.H.
samples etc.

The tea I've received from you has been great so far. My only problem has been that for whatever reason I could only find samples on the website of the decaf. tea. I'd really like a good supply!

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A.W.
Organic Lapsang

Full of flavour & well packaged. Nice to get a free sample with every order. Reliable supplier and from Yorkshire!

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K.T.
Delicious Lapsang

This Lapsang is clearly of excellent quality as the particles are of good size and and condition; there is no dust. The aroma is enticing and the flavour is consistent with that. I will definitely buy this again. Delivery is rapid and packaging is sensible.

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A.R.
Excellent tea

Love this lapsong, the smell alone is heavenly. Delivery is also speedy.

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A.
Excellent service, excellent product

I have ordered from Teacakes once before and they handled that order beautifully. Same this time: delivery is prompt, the product always arrives in perfect condition, and the product itself is of wonderful quality. Lapsang isn't all that easy to find, and Organic Lapsang is near impossible. My family-members in Sweden really appreciate my gifts of high quality tea, and those wouldn't be possible without Teacakes. (Plus, I get to keep the tasty samples for myself!)


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