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China Lapsang Souchong

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This rare, long leaf tea gains its distinctive tarry flavor and smoky tang from the pine fires over which it is dried. Rich in taste and smoky aroma, it produces a deep red liquor when brewed.

China Lapsang Souchong has a smokier taste and aroma than our Hu-Kwa Formosan Lapsang Souchong tea and Grace Rare Tea's Lapsang Souchong Smoky #1.

brewing-information  Brewing Information

Brewing Tips: Our China Lapsang Souchong loose tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. China Lapsang Souchong should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the Lapsang Souchong tea leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!

How Much China Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea Do I Need?

1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea

8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea

4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea

    China Lapsang Souchong
    China Lapsang Souchong
    China Lapsang Souchong
    China Lapsang Souchong
    China Lapsang Souchong

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 8 reviews
    Linda Pohs

    Lovely flavor

    Smooth & smoky!

    For years I have searched for a great tasting, full bodied Lapsang Souchong…one that was more than just a mouthful of smoke. This tea delights me in every way. It is enhanced by a touch of cream and a dash of salt. And, one day I hope to try it with more traditional Yak butter. A welcome addition to my tea shelf!


    For decades, drinking coffee was a habit not a pleasure. I switched to tea and, after trying many varieties, I was delighted to discover the robust character of Lapsang Souchong. Over 25 years I have sampled Lapsang from many suppliers -- some are nothing but smoke and others are so timid you're not sure what tea it really is. Mark T. Wendell's Lapsang always satisfies. Thank you! This tea makes my day, every day.


    Very good. I actually bought this tea because I wanted to infuse whisky with it. But I will have to order more, because I brewed so much of it already. It is better than many Lapsang Souchong teas that I have had in the past, where I enjoyed the smoky aroma, but didn't like the taste enough for a second cup. This one is different - I could sip it all day! (And I believe it will make a wonderful infused bourbon!)


    This is one of those teas you either love or hate. I love this tea in the morning, with milk and a very light breakfast. I actually prefer it to the HuKwa, which I drink plain. When I am in the mood for a strong and biting tea, I reach for the pungent smokiness of Lapsang Souchong.


    Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?

    • Highest Quality Teas

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    • Family Business

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!