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Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea

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.

$30.00
for 10 packages (about 50g total)

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
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.

BREWING TEMPERATURE:tea temperature

BREWING TIMES:
RINSE
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..
7th BREW
2 min.
STIMULATION FACTOR: Medium