Robust, full body, smoky, woody, floral, salted caramel
Ice Tea Instruction
Every 1 gram of tea for 60ml of cool water, and allow steeping a few hours in refrigerator.
This is a traditional style smoked Lapsang Souchong tea straight from the heart of the core production area Tong Mu Village in Wu Yi Mountain range and 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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Having tasted a lot of smoked Lapsang from other regions for a lower price , I wanted to buy something from the traditional source to see the differences. I don't know if it's the smoking process or the wood but the outcome is really different . Add to that the quality tea leaves from the region and you get a very nice combination . The smoke is there but it is not dominating the flavor and does not irritate your throat like lower grade Lapsangs do .
I’ve had smoked black tea before, but nothing like this! This tea had all the lovely pine smoke aroma I had hope for and yet, the taste was clean and sweet! I’m throwing away all my other Lapsang Souchong, because after having this real tea from the actual source, its obvious my old teas are fake Lapsang Souchong! I got 50 grams of this tea at almost 50 cents a gram, its such a great deal!