Organic Superior Smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
(Russian Caravan tea, Bohea Tea)
Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian, China 武夷山‧福建‧中國
Style: Fully oxidized, full bodied, pine wood smoky aroma, longan flavour
Loose leaf style: Slender tightly curled
Loose leaf color: Smoky Black
Wet leaf style: Brownish Crimson
Tea color: Red
Certification: USDA, BCS, JAS certified organic
Lapsang Souchong is considered as the origin of black tea. The smoky aroma and sweet longan flavour make it the most special black tea. As all other black tea, it is fully oxidized and roasted. However, it is roasted on top of local pine wood in Wuyishan area. This unique roasting method brings it pine wood smoky aroma. Lapsang Souchong is suitable for aging; the smoky aroma will turn into dried fruit aroma after one or two year.
Use about 1 tsp of loose tea for 120cc(4oz) 95°C(203F) water. Steam about 2 min for the first brew to unroll the leaves, and add 20 seconds for the following infusions. Provides at least 3 infusions, up to 9 infusions. Once you get familiar with the tea, you may explore your tea by adjusting brewing time and loose tea amount.
Gaiwan, bone China, porcelain teaware, or glassware, Yixing teapot not suggested