Rare Lapsang Souchong

Rare Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Black Tea

9 reviews
Regular price £24.99
(62p per cup)

241 in stock

A Lapsang loose leaf tea unlike any other. Made using traditional methods, the fresh leaf is smoked over pine wood. Singularly rich and profoundly delicious.

Made to exacting, traditional methods this tea is grown in the Wuyi Mountains on the northern border of Fujian, and carefully smoked over pinewood.  Only wood that's been stripped of bark is used, allowing the tea to take on a subtle smokiness without any heavy tarry notes.  It has the aroma of an autumn bonfire rather than the rapacious punch of our Tarry Lapsang Souchong.

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07 March 2024
George O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lapsang Souchong

A lovely tea with that extra smoky detail, which does not overwhelm the flavour.

07 December 2022
Dagmara C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oh… what a treat

I am a gardener and while working outside I am in big need for a drink that will be not only warm but a drink that will help me to recharge and pause for a moment. This is my perfect tea for autumn and winter, on its own or with drop of hot soya milk , with cheeky splash of wiskey or rum after work for extra w atm up You can drink it in so many ways that you will surprise. Mix with good earl grey for example or… ok, will stop now! Explore and enjoy! Beautiful tea with good story behind. Thank you.

07 April 2022
James P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


This tea is royalty!

07 January 2022
Constance H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rare Lapsang Souchong

I was a tea fanatic and travelled with my tea tins through the world. Thirty years ago, however, my tastes somehow changed and I switched on to coffee... Nevertheless, I am not content without tea; so when I go to London I go to Fortnum's and buy myself a tin or two. It is, nonetheless, not the same; I just cannot find that passion any more... Some time ago I was given your name by a close friend and I ordered three different teas from you. Good, no doubt. But the Lapsang Souchong left me nostalgic for the old Fortnum's choice. Somhow it seems less full, less bodied... I don't know, perhaps it merely has to do with the fact that, as we all do, we change with time and do do our personal tastes and preferences. I will, at any rate, keep on having it from time to time until I reacquire my zest for tea. Whatever it may be, your teas are certainly extremely good quality!

26 December 2021
Jack W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good Lapsang

Mellow but flavoursome, a lovely tea

Tasting Notes

This tea contains deep notes of wood, peat and smoke like a fine malt whisky. The savoury wood smoke enhances the sweet, caramel notes of the tea.


Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 85°C (185°F) water.


Infuse for 1 minute, tasting regularly. Best enjoyed without milk.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

62p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

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