Authentic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea (Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong)
We proudly carry this legendary tea from its true origin, Tong Mu Guan village, on Victoria's tea trip, where the first black tea was born around 1568. Lapsang means the true origin of Tong Mu Guan and its surrounding mountainous area where the original production techniques remain. Souchong means the small leaf varietal. The true Tong Mu Guan Lapsang Souchong has a bright amber liquor, longan flavor and its signature smokiness of pinewood. It is well-balanced between smoky and fruity notes with sweet finish. If you want to experience the true legendary Lapsang Souchong, this is the tea for you.
Origin: Tong Mu Guan, Wuyi Mountains, China
Harvest: April 2016
Bush Varietal: Local varietal (chai cha)
Caffeine level: Medium
Health Benefits: Black tea has great health benefits, especially in helping weight control.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
- Helps to increase energy and mental alertness
- Helps in weight management
- Helps in soothing stomach and digestive system
This tea is moderately smoked, very well-balanced between smokiness and fruity notes, with the classic longan fruit that accents a sweet finish. Also a good choice for those that prefer milk in their tea.
210oF, one heaping tbsp for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, 1-2 min, 3-4 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.