Original Lapsang Souchong
Many people have tried a Lapsang Souchong, but few people have ever tasted the authentic Lapsang Souchong from the original farm where it was created around 400 years ago. This is your chance. An outstanding tea from its birthplace. It is rich, soft and smoky made by artisan farmers in a small village called Xing Cun of Tong Mu Guang in the mountains of Wuyi.
The tea leaves are a small varietal called Xiao Zhong, which are dried and smoked over pine wood fires in the traditional way. It has a distinctively rounded, sweet flavour with a hint of dry, spicey fruit, some cocoa undertones and naturally the smokiness for which it is so famous. With this Lapsang Souchong the smokiness is delicate and complements the flavour of the black tea, without overwhelming it.
Our Buyer’s notes “We have bought the 2009 Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea for 2010 because we believe this tea is better stored for a while to allow the smokiness to decrease a little bit and let the dry fruit aromas emerge. This is a really good tea with organic certification in China (OTRDC) and ISO 9001.”