Rare Lapsang Souchong

Rare Lapsang Souchong

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

109 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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JP
07 April 2022
James P.
United Kingdom

Majestic

This tea is royalty!

CH
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!

JW
26 December 2021
Jack W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good Lapsang

Mellow but flavoursome, a lovely tea

VH
04 June 2021
Victoria H.
United States United States

A very nice brew

This is a very enjoyable Lapsang Souchong with a deep smokey flavor as would be expected.

JW
12 December 2020
Jack W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful tea, mellow yet notable smoky overtones. Our favourite (ever) 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.

Quantity

Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

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

Time

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

Infusions

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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