Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
You’ve just discovered the best Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags around. These little pockets of goodness offer a distinctively smokey flavour with malty undertones.
They’re everything you’d expect from an infusion reportedly drunk by Sir Winston Churchill, going above and beyond to impress casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Best of all, we pack them fresh to order.
Is Lapsang Souchong Tea Caffeinated?
Lapsang Tea is a Smoked Black Tea from Fujian Province, China. Almost all types of Black Tea contain a considerable amount of caffeine due to their processing.
Our Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags are, of course, no exception, and have around 45-mg of this stimulating chemical compound per 8-oz cup. That should, hopefully, be more than enough to start your day the right way.
How is Lapsang Souchong Tea Made?
Historians believe that Lapsang Souchong was the first Black Tea ever created. Legend has it that a group of farmers, harassed by bandits wanting their crop, were forced to speed up production to prevent it from getting stolen.
They did so by drying the leaves over pinewood fires - a method that still applies today. However, the result was an unmistakably smokey infusion, which, at first, appeared to be ruined.
The farmers nevertheless took their Tea to market before the bandits could take it from them. It was there at the port that Dutch traders expressed interest in trying it.
They loved it - and the rest is history. Yet the art of adding Tea leaves to specially-made bags came much later, in 1908.
Even more recent is the use of Plastic-Free Tea Bags, which is what we have here.
Plastic Free Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags
Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics are a scourge on the environment. That’s why The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company has since moved away from them, instead opting for Plastic Free Tea Bags.
These are not only petrochemical plastic free, but also fully biodegradable Tea Bags. We make them using a combination of wood pulp and vegetable starch, which is technically classified as a “bio-plastic.”
How to Brew Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags
1, Position the Tea Bag in your cup.
2, Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled 100°C water in the cup.
3, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve: There is the option of adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon. However, we believe it provides the best flavour without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Distinctively smoky aroma wafts from your cup yet a smooth taste that lingers on your tongue.
Is Lapsang Souchong Tea Healthy?
When you buy Lapsang Souchong Tea Bags UK, you’re not only getting great taste but extraordinary health benefits. The reason, for the most, is their wealth in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
We’ve talked about antioxidants in Tea and Lapsang Tea Benefits. You want to know what, exactly, they can do to improve your life in small yet significant ways.
For starters, research from a study conducted by the University of Singapore found that Black Tea, regardless of the type, enhanced brain function.
A collaborative study of American and Swedish scientists, meanwhile, concluded that it maintained oral health. Perhaps most remarkable, antioxidants can play a role in promoting weight loss. What more could you want from your morning cuppa?
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsTea Bags
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening