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Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea

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Type: Black Tea
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Tongmu, Wuyi Shan, Fujian Province

Tea was not only one of China’s great inventions, it was also a great source of export income during the last few centuries. Created by serendipity, Lapsang Souchong was the original ancestor of all black teas and the first to be imported by the Europeans starting in the 1600s.

Authentic traditional Lapsang Souchong is produced in Tongmu, a nature reserve within Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province. The prominent characteristic of a traditional Lapsang Souchong is leaves are meticulously smoked with pine wood. The best Lapsang Souchong is one that offers layers of pine smoke, longan (Dragon Eye) fruit, and floral scent. Sadly, the majority of the Lap-sang Souchong available in the United States are of the heavily-smoked variety, which mostly uses leaves from outside of Wuyi Mountain.

Bana is very proud to present authentic traditional Lapsang Souchong from Tongmu. Production of this style of Lapsang Souchong is very limited due to the amount of labor and the skills involved in the production. Brewed to a clear amber hue, the tea offers a bouquet of pine smoke and tropical fruit that is balanced and savory.

for 10 packages (about 50g total)

To find out more about this tea, please visit The Story of Legendary Lapsang Souchong

Empty one packet into a teapot or gaiwan and bring 5 oz. of water to boil. Rinse the leaves once and discard the water. Start steeping according to the recommended steeping times below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
20 sec.
2nd BREW
20 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
30 sec.
5th BREW
50 sec.
6th BREW
1 min..
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Customer Comments:

average rating 100%
Good, Great for This Price 09/26/2021
By Sara K.
This tea has a bold flavor. It's not my favorite oolong, not even among Da Hong Pao oolongs. However, since this only costs 20 USD for 75g, it's a great choice for this price.
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It really does taste like longan 09/21/2021
By Sara K.
This is the first time I've tried a Lapsang Souchong, and I love it. It tastes like longan, and the smoky flavor makes it taste even better.
Our responseThis was the first black tea that enamored the people in the West.