Clean, rich, floral, sweet berries, honey like sweetness, and a malty undertone
Ice Tea Instruction
Every 1 gram of tea for 60ml of cool water, and allow steeping a few hours in refrigerator.
This is an unsmoked style Lapsang Souchong tea straight from the heart of the core production area Tong Mu Village in Wu Yi Mountain range. It's from old bush tea trees that are at least 100 years old and 3 meters tall from our Lapsang farmer Bei Bei, Zhang's tea farm. You can learn more about this tea's production and Bei Bei's farm by watching the video of our sourcing trip this year!
Tong Mu Village has 12 production teams for Lapsang Souchong, and each team is composed of a few families that live in the Tong Mu village area. Ma Su is one of them and is located at elevation about 1200 meters. Bei Bei Zhang comes from a five generational family that owns a tea plantation and is still producing Lapsang Souchong, both traditional smoked style and unsmoked style in Ma Su. After our visit to Bei Bei's family tea plantation in Ma Su this year and witnessing the entire production process, we are now able to bring this crown jewel of Chinese black tea to you!
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong or Lapsang Souchong is more than just the world's first black tea. Besides a rich history behind it, this tea itself is a cultural heritage of China, since the traditional smoked style Lapsang tea has to be 100% handmade by burning the Horsetail pine wood in a special architecture called Qing Lou (another Chinese cultural heritage).
Brewing Instruction Gaiwan & Teapot
Gaiwan: 5 secs
ceramic pot: 3 mins
Add 5gram/1 tbsp
95 C / 205 F
Top Health Benefits
Strengthening teeth & preventing tooth decay.
Lower blood sugar level & reduce high blood pressure.
Aids weight loss by suppressing the synthesis of fatty acids, which helps to stop producing higher levels of fat.
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