Black Tea: loose leaf

canton lapsang souchong

Tong Mu Village, Fujian Province

Authentic and rare (unlike most tea going by this name) our Lapsang Souchong comes from Tong Mu, the tiny village in the Wuyi Mountains where it was invented in 1610. The first of all other black teas, it is still made today using traditional artisan techniques with the leaves lightly smoked over smouldering pine wood embers.

Ingredients: Black tea

£39.45  

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Inevitably the wood smoke comes through in aroma and taste, but with a softness that can only be found in authentic Lapsang Souchong. This is the smooth taste of the forest, with notes of plum and a leathery hint.

For the ideal cup of Canton Lapsang Souchong, steep 4g of loose leaf in 250ml of 95°C water for three minutes.

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