A rich, peaty black tea. The aroma is much like sitting by an open fire; smoky, warming and comforting.
Many of our customers enjoy this tea brewed strong and add a silky drop of milk. It also makes a fine hot toddy with whiskey and honey.
Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.
To enjoy this tea very strong and balanced with rich, full-fat milk, use water at a higher temperature (90 - 95°C / 194 - 203°F).
Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
Cost Per Cup
25p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.
From 'Infused: Adventures in Tea':
"To make what is known as Tarry Lapsang, the stronger relation, the bark is left on for a more resinous taste. It’s finished with a longer smoking, to add more heft."