Organic Lapsang Souchong Tea

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Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions

Organic Lapsang Souchong Tea is a smoked China Black Tea from the north of Fujian province. Known for its remarkably full-bodied flavour, it has received organic certification due to the controlled bio-cultivation methods used in its making.

This means that it’s free of synthetic fertilisers, herbicide and pesticides, thus ensuring a good, clean cuppa every time.

The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack Organic Lapsang Souchong Tea, like almost all of our products, fresh to order. In doing this, we can guarantee not only quality but also consistency. What more could you want from your new favourite infusion?

About Organic Lapsang Tea

This particular beverage originates from the Shaowu area of Fujian, China – recognised by many as the production capital of smoked Black Tea. The leaves are often large, ripe and perfectly-suited to the smoking process, which is undertaken with the utmost care and diligence. It is a process that, in fact, dates back centuries.

Legend has it that Lapsang Souchong was the first Black Tea ever created – by pure accident! The story goes that a group of farmers found themselves confronted by bandits looking to steal their crop. And so, in order to whisk their produce away before it could be taken, the humble workers dried the leaves over pinewood fires.

Although this hasty endeavour sped up the Tea’s oxidation as hoped, it also created a distinctly smoky flavour from the fire. At first, the farmers grew disheartened, believing they had ruined it. But they persevered and reluctantly carried the Tea off to the market. Suffice to say, upon arrival, it proved to be a tremendous success!

Little has changed today. Now, however, you can enjoy a cup of Lapsang Tea while supporting mother nature. Indeed, by choosing organic, you’re promoting the welfare of the Tea-growing regions themselves, not to mention the pickers, factory workers and, of course, yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Brew up with a clear conscience right here with us.

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Shaowu, Fujian, China.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: This Tea tastes best without any accompaniments. However, some choose to add milk, sugar, honey or lemon. The choice is yours.

Tasting Notes: Imparts traditionally smoky notes with every sip.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.

Benefits of Organic Lapsang Souchong Tea

This delightful, invigorating brew not only tastes great, but can also improve your life in small yet significant ways. It contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, which, combined, combat free radicals in the body.

Ultimately, this can lead to a reduced risk in developing a multitude of chronic conditions. This includes (but is not limited to) cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and even, potentially, cancer. There is also evidence that it promotes weight loss, aids digestion and improves skin health.

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    Black Tea
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4.2 / 5
  1. One of the most delicious Tea's I have tasted. Perfect for a rainy day.

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  2. Great organic smoky tea

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  3. Slightly stronger flavour than last time, so taking time to get used to. Still great to find organic Lapsang Souchong.

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  4. not to my taste as it was a smoky flavour however if you like smoky tea then you may enjoy it (just wasn't for me)

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  5. As good as I hoped. A difficult tea to find organically, so I'm pleased I can now source a good quality lapsang tea. Excellent!

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