Lapsang Souchong Tea Information
Cut: Straight, slight twist
Farming Methods: Natural farming techniques, hand picked. EU pesticide complaint
Production: 100% oxidized, evergreen wood smoked
This tea is a rare remnant of a long tradition of tea smoking in Taiwan. Taiwanese smoked teas are distinct cousins of their Fujian Lapsang Souchong counterparts. Traditionally referred to as Tarry Souchong, they have earned themselves a devout following throughout the years. This is due in part from the use of local evergreen wood to naturally smoke it, as well as distinct variations in the crafting of the tea. In the cup, they are reputed to be more assertive, yet well balanced in flavor with distinct anise and liquorice notes that charm the palate.
Our selection of 2 teas differ in their finish. One is oven roasted imparting a mellow sweetness to it and the other is pan-roasted which brings out the heady pine wood aroma. Both provide a rich, smooth intricate flavor