Lapsang Souchong Tea Osprey

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions
Description

Lapsang Souchong Osprey is a smoked Black Tea from Fujian province, China. When brewed, it carries a slightly more delicate taste compared to its “Falcon” counterpart. However, this factor does little to diminish its outstanding character and charm.

What’s more, we pack it fresh to order, which is our way of guaranteeing not only quality but also consistency.

If you still need a reason to choose this beverage, it’s worth considering the fact that it comes with Black Tea benefits. Indeed, modern science has long indicated that infusions such as this one can support life in small yet significant ways.

Lapsang Souchong Osprey contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Combined, these chemical compounds promote weight loss and reduce diabetes risks.

Quick Facts About Lapsang Tea

  • Did you know that “Souchong” is a term referring to the larger, lower leaves harvested for the making of this Tea? 
  • Workers smoke the tea leaf over pinewood fires to create its unique taste?
  • Lapsang Souchong has mysterious origins, with no one agreeing how it came into existence?

  • Despite its unknown history, Lapsang Tea was likely the first-ever Black Tea? 


Who First Smoked Tea?

Legend has it that a group of farmers first created Lapsang Souchong - by pure accident! The story goes that these humble workers, after being confronted by bandits demanding their crop, conjured up a plan.

Instead of handing over the Tea to the bandits upon their return, the farmers would instead hastily prepare it for market. In order to save their livelihoods, however, they needed to act fast.

The farmers proceeded to hold their crop over pinewoods fires to speed up its drying. Yet this didn’t entirely go to plan, ultimately resulting in what could only be described as a “smoked Tea".

Nevertheless, upon arriving at the market, a handful of Dutch traders expressed interest in sampling the product. As it turned out, the Europeans loved it! And so, Lapsang Souchong was born - or so the tale goes! 

Useful Information 

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: Enjoy traditionally smoky notes with earthy, wood undertones. 

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone. 

Lapsang Souchong Tea Osprey Health Benefits

Interestingly, the caffeine in Lapsang Souchong Osprey can, like its antioxidants, support health and wellbeing in several ways.

A study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, can support this remarkable claim with evidence. It concluded that a 200 mg caffeine pill is all it might take to help those living with dementia. Pretty neat for your new favourite brew, huh?

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Afternoon
  • Country
    Country
    China
Reviews
4.7 / 5
  1. Good flavour, not heavy or bitter

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  2. I have tried so so many Lapsangs, this is the top slot for me. Its my all day every day brew, with a splash of lemon juice (I'm dairy free) it is rich yet light, and playful yet grown up.

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  3. Wonderful tea and one to keep in stock :)

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  4. Butterfly 🦋 is much better. In my opinion.

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  5. A lovely delicate colour and taste

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  6. excellent

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  7. All great been using many years

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  8. I like the subtle smoky aroma.

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  9. Really delicious delicate tasting tea

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  10. Hard to get good lapsing elsewhere

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