For a quirky smoky flavor, try one of these 7 Lapsang Souchongs

Last updated: February 22, 2020 at 17:44 pm

What is Lapsang Souchong tea?

Lapsang Souchong is a distinctive Fujian black tea, smoked over pine wood.

What kind of tea is it?

Lapsang Souchong is bold, smoky. The aroma is strong and might be overwhelming – love it or hate it.

What are the health benefits of Lapsang Souchong tea?

Being a black tea, Lapsang Souchong promotes cardiovascular health by increasing blood flow and lowering cholesterol levels. Its antioxidants also pitch in by preventing cholesterol from clogging up your blood vessels. Like other teas, Lapsang Souchong contains L-theanine, an amino acid that lowers stress levels and keeps you relaxed and focused all at once. There are plenty of other benefits of this distinctive black tea, such as improved immunity, reduced occurrences of inflammation, and high metabolic activity that can lead to weight loss. One unique advantage of drinking Lapsang Souchong tea is that despite its bold, smoky flavor, it contains less caffeine than other black teas. Meaning you can replace coffee with it and get your daily dose of energy minus any jitters or restlessness.

Tea tips

  • Loose leaf Lapsang Souchong is used as a base for Russian Caravan tea blends. Give it a try if you want just a hint of smoky flavor. You can also make your own Russian Caravan by adding some loose leaf Lapsang Souchong to your favorite breakfast blend.
  • Despite its powerful character, Lapsang Souchong is lower in caffeine than most black teas. Feel free to pair it with your Chinese or Thai meal for a late night dinner without wreaking havoc on your sleep.
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This organic Lapsang Souchong is handmade by an experienced and genuine tea master, named Mr. Wen, who sticks to using the traditional method until today. Making Lapsang Souchong needs at least twenty procedures followed by a complex traditional crafts, including cooling, withering, rolling, fermentation, drying etc. As the smoke from pine woods was absorbed by the tea leaves, the final product resulted in a scent of pine smoky flavor.

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Lapsang Souchong is a black tea from the Fujian province of China, famous for its smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, the finished tea is given some extra drying over smoking pine fire, imparting a sweet, clean smoky flavor to the tea. Lapsang Souchong sometimes gets a bad rep for being brashly smoky, but really fine examples aren't like that at all. Our Laps..
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Organic Lapsang Souchong, Smoked Black Tea Origin: China, Fujian province. This unique organic black tea is dried over pinewood, giving it a heavily smoky aroma and a deep, rich liquor. The tea leaves are first withered over pine root fires, then panfried, rolled and oxidized. The leaves are finally placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pinewo..

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