Lapsang Souchong (Zhengshan Xiaozhong)

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From: $13.99/50g

Lapsang Souchong is the world’s oldest black tea variety. It has a history of more than 400 years, dating back to the middle and late Ming Dynasty. It was created by local tea farmers in the Wuyi Mountain area, Fujian province.

Our Lapsang Souchong is not smoked, which means it remains dark brown, nearly black in color. The leaves are stout with a slight twist. The tea soup is bright red. It tastes sweet and mellow, with a longan flavor and floral aroma and aftertaste. It can be drunk with milk and honey.

The home of Lapsang Souchong is Wuyishan Nature Reserve. It has a subtropical monsoon climate. This very famous natural reserve, which is 96.3% forest, provides an advantageous natural environment for Golden Eyebrow. The average altitude of the main producing area is about 1,200 meters. For almost 120 days a year, it is misty. The annual average temperature is around 11–18°C and the average precipitation about 2,000mm. The soil pH is 4.5 to 5.

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Brewing Guide

If using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons of Lapsang Souchong Black Tea for 125ml gaiwan in hot water (90℃) for around 10 seconds for the first brew, extending the infusion time for the following brew. If not using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons of Lapsang Souchong Black Tea for 125ml teacup, 6 teaspoons for 250ml glass or 12 teaspoons for 500ml teapot steep for around 1-2 minutes. Do not using boiling water because it will destroy the vitamin C and other beneficial contents of the leaves; it will also accelerate the precipitation of phenolic substances such as caffeine and tea polyphenols, which will make tea taste sour and bitter.

Brewing with milk: Brew Lapsang Souchong for around five minutes in hot water (90℃). Then add milk and sugar.

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1 review for Lapsang Souchong (Zhengshan Xiaozhong)

  1. Brodie P.

    Just loved it

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