Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Lapsang Souchong Falcon Tea is one of the smokiest varieties of Tea we stock. It comes from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian province, China, consisting of large, mature, ripe, leaves from the lower parts of the bush.
Reportedly, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) enjoyed this infusion alongside his famous cigars. Now, you can enjoy it, too, right here with us.
What’s more, providing you lead a healthy and active lifestyle, Lapsang Souchong Tea Falcon can offer Black Tea benefits. Studies suggest that it can boost the metabolism of fat cells, thus enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
Its prevalence in antioxidants, meanwhile, could reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
The Legend of Lapsang Souchong
A mystery surrounds the origins of Lapsang Souchong. Despite existing for centuries, no one can agree on how it first came to adorn cups and mugs around the world.
Nevertheless, there is one interesting legend suggesting it was the product of pure accident. The story dates back to the Qing dynasty (1644-1912), a time of great upheaval in China.
According to this fascinating tale, a group of farmers had been tending to their Tea crop when bandits appeared on the horizon. These villains wanted the harvest, going on to demand that it be ready for their return.
But the farmers weren’t willing to give up so easily. Instead of giving in to pressure, the determined workers made one last-ditch attempt to save their livelihoods.
The Tea required a period of drying before it could travel to market - beyond the reach of any scoundrel. As such, the farmers decided to place it over pinewood fires to speed up the process. However, it didn’t entirely go to plan, ultimately resulting in what could only be described as a “smoked” Tea. Had they ruined their crop? It certainly appeared that way at first!
But, as it turned out, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Upon arriving at the market, a handful of Dutch traders expressed interest in sampling the product. The Europeans fell in love with it from the very first sip, and went on to purchase the farmers’ entire stock of Tea!
And so, Lapsang Souchong (as it would later become known as) was here to stay - or so the legend goes!
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Somewhat more pronounced in smokiness compared to Lapsang Souchong Osprey, this beverage is bold and full-bodied from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Lapsang Souchong Tea Falcon
Health Benefits: Did you know that Lapsang Souchong Benefits can enhance cognitive function? A study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the answers.
The research project saw some 2,500 participants aged 55 or over undergo cognitive measuring. Two years later, scientists remeasured those involved.
The results established that participants who drank two or three cups of Black Tea a day had a 55% lower chance of suffering from cognitive decline. Those who drank six to ten cups a day, meanwhile, had up to a 63% lower chance.