Rare Lapsang Souchong

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Regular price £24.99
(62p per cup)

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A Lapsang 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 bonfires rather than the rapacious punch of our Tarry Lapsang Souchong.

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J
02 June 2018
Jamo
First Class Tea

This tea is simply exquisite, with a perfect, supremely refined taste - almost like a fine wine. An absolute pleasure and privilege to have discovered it.

DD
19 March 2018
Daniel D.
Exquisite Lapsang

Many, many thanks for that exquisite Lapsang and its charming little pot, I’m delighted to have them. Lapsang for a long time has been the only tea I really like, but the one you gave me is so subtle and refined – really deliciously performed that I doubt I shall ever go back to my habitual old rope.

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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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