Lapsang Souchong Tea, sometimes referred to as smoked tea, originates from the Wuvi region of China's Fujian province. Distinctly different from all other types of tea, Lapsang leaves have an exotic smoky flavor that result from the leaves smoke-drying over pinewood fires.
Lapsang Souchong is an increasingly popular variety of tea, as more and more drinkers discover the strong and smoky flavor that accompanies its rich color. The smell of Lapsang tea often reminds drinkers of the smell of a campfire or of a Latakia pipe tobacco.
The flavor of the pine smoke nicely complements the natural taste of this tea without overwhelming it. Those who appreciate fine cigars and single malt Scotch whiskey will surely appreciate this one-of-a-kind tea.
Lapsang Souchong has culinary uses as well. Capable of imparting a smoky flavor to oven roasted ribs, it is common for Chinese chefs to smoke a variety of edibles over this smoldering black tea.
When steeped in hot water, Lapsang Souchong tea produces a bright burgundy-orange cup whose flavor is both assertive and bold.
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