Lapsang Souchong (Unsmoked)
Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
In recent years many Lapsang Souchong tea producers have been processing incredible black teas without the smoking process, leaving exceptional quality teas that speak for themselves.
This is an example of one such tea from one of the finest producers in the Wuyi area.
For a light, flavourful yet gentle black tea for all day drinking, look no further than our unsmoked Lapsang Souchong from the Wuyi Mountain range – the home of Lapsang Souchong tea.
Malty with gentle dark fruit and woody notes that you would expect from a Wuyi tea. Wet wood, oak and gentle tobacco in the finish create a smooth, satisfying black tea of outstanding quality that you will love.
The short dark smoky brown black dried leaves provide a dark amber / caramel liquor with a malty aroma.
Lapsang Souchong is a smoked tea, right? Usually, yes. However, people have been producing quality tea in this area long before the creation of smoked tea, which legend says happened by accident – and this is a perfect example of that.
If the tea is this good, then it’s not necessary to smoke it. Once you taste the natural woody, gentle earthy smokiness that exists in this tea naturally from the terrain, we think you’ll agree!
(However, our friend in Wuyishan who produces this tea also created the best Traditionally Smoked Lapsang Souchong we have come across. Why not try both and see which you prefer?!)
- Product Name: Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Loose Tea
- Weight: 30g
- Type: Black Tea
- Where: Wuyi Mountain Range
- Liquor: Dark oak, mahogany
- Flavour profile: Malt, dark fruit, wet wood, very gentle tobacco & oak
- Mouthfeel: Slightly dry
How to Prepare Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong
Add 2 heaped teaspoons per cup (that’s around 3-4 grams) and pour on 100°C water straight off the boil.
Infuse the tea for 2 - 3 minutes and enjoy.
Re-infuse 1-2 times.
Don’t forget, you can adjust any of the measurements to suit your style!