The best Lapsang Souchong comes from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. We can ensure the distinct smokiness of each infusion from first to last sip, indeed going above and beyond to impress casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Be sure to buy and try from our family-run business today, where every product we stock is packed fresh to order for quality and consistency.
This is a Smoked Black Tea from China. Its unique characteristics are the product of workers drying the leaves over pinewood fires. The practise dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), a time of great upheaval in the country when bandits roamed freely.
According to legend, a group of farmers, harassed by marauders, decided to hastily ready their Tea crop by smoking it before heading off to market.
They expected little from their endeavours, believing that they had ruined their produce. What they had done, in fact, was to create the first type of Black Tea by pure accident. Its popularity spread soon after - or so the tale goes.
There are even reports that British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), enjoyed a cup of Lapsang Tea with his cigars. But what does Lapsang Souchong taste like?
You might not be surprised to read that smoking Chinese Tea leaves creates smoky characteristics. However, it is but the beginning as top-grade Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea offers a somewhat more nuanced experience.
Some are sweet and malty, while others are mellow and woody. Some have chocolate or caramel hints, and, what’s more, there are those that boast all such tasting notes combined!
Caffeine is a stimulating chemical compound in around sixty plants, including the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. In truth, it needs little introduction. It helps us get out of bed in the morning, providing an often much-needed energy boost.
Lapsang Souchong’s caffeine level amounts to approximately 45-mg per serving - more than enough to start your day the right way.
Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea goes further to provide myriad health benefits. The reason, for the most, is its wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
These combined can do much from improving digestion to supporting immunity to boosting the skin’s vitality to promoting weight loss. What more could you want from your new favourite infusion?
You have the facts, figures, history and health benefits. All that’s left, it would appear, is to learn how to brew Lapsang Souchong Black Tea. The good news is that it is relatively straightforward, especially so should you choose Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags.
The alternative is to buy Loose Leaf Tea, alongside a Tea Filter or Infuser, before following the instructions found below:
1, Put Loose Tea in a Filter or Infuser.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup.
3, Boil water and pour it over the Tea.
4, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Drink Lapsang Souchong Tea: Do you put milk in Lapsang Souchong? You can if you want. The alternative is to have honey or lemon, although we believe it tastes best without additions.