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China Lapsang Souchong

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Overview of China Lapsang Souchong

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.

Our China Lapsang Souchong 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 leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!

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Anne L
2014-06-10

My favorite tea

It has become impossible to find in bags or loose except at specialty stores. Thank goodness Mark Wendell ships to Alabama! I love it for breakfast or afternoon. I drink with milk though some connoisseurs might scoff at such a thought. It is distinctive, so you might want a sample if you've never had it. I prefer it to Hu Kwa, which is also delicious but not as robust.

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Frederick Hecht
2013-07-16

An excellent lapsang souchong from China that is a stronger smokier cousin of Hu-Kwa

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    Kelly
    2009-01-21

    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.

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    China Lapsang Souchong

    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.

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