Blend review: This Lapsang Souchong and Red Blossom’s Organic Celadon Pearl.
OK folks, I’ve done it. I’ve found the ultimate tea blend.
2.5-3(ish) tablespoons of Red Blossom’s Organic Celadon Pearl Green Tea, and
Lapsangsouchong originated during the tumult of the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war that waged through southern China from 1850 to 1864. While in the Wuyi Mountains, Taiping soldiers used bags of maocha, or unfinished tea, as resting cushions. Their weight crushed and damaged the leaves, encouraging the oxidation that transformed the leaves into a black tea. In an effort to stop the oxidation, the leaves were pan roasted and smoked with pine needles – imparting the unique smokiness for which this tea is known.
“Lapsang” is a reference to the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian. “Souchong” means “small leaf variety”, a cultivar related to Wuyi Yancha oolongs.
Rich and robust, with a distinct smoky aroma, and mild sweetness in a rich red liquor.
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