Lapsang Souchong

A Black Tea from

Rating

65 / 100

Calculated from 69 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
Do you recommend this tea?
Recommend to Facebook friends
Tweet this tea on Twitter
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Earth, Pine, Smoke, Sweet, Burnt, Dark Wood, Mushrooms, Wet Earth, Camphor, Menthol, Smooth, Ash, Char, Caramel, Cedar, Malt, Spicy, Tar, Toast, Vanilla, Wood, Campfire, Metallic, Leather, Meat, Fireplace, Smoked
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Typical Preparation
Use 9 oz / 264 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 3 g of tea
Steep for 4 min, 0 sec
Join the largest Community of Tea Experts
Review this tea
Save to your wishlist
Add to your cupboard
Edit tea info

74 Tasting Notes View all

“EDIT: I think that Adagio has done something very WRONG with their Lapsang Souchongs in the past year—or else my taste has evolved. I would not order from them again. It’s weak and...” Read full tasting note
“Le sigh… I realized that I haven’t had this tea in about 2 months due to my overflowing tea cupboard (and bookcases). I actually picked up some decorative picture album boxes this weekend to use...” Read full tasting note
“Cold, rainy weather…check. Long, rough day at work…check. Strong desire to get new samples of tea…check. All of these things mean it is time for some comfort, coming tonite in the form of tomato...” Read full tasting note
“i got a small sample bag of this so i could keep tinkering with my personal sherlock blend. but i put one scoop aside so i could try it straight. not the best lapsang i’ve had. but still smokey and...” Read full tasting note

Description

Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Lapsang Souchong tea (also called Russian Caravan tea) has a famously smoky aroma and flavor. To create this, tea leaves are dried in bamboo baskets over pine fires, achieving a perfect balance of smoke and tea flavor. The ‘Eroica Caravan’ typically draws strong reactions: you’ll either love it or hate it.

About Adagio Teas

Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

Teas Similar to Lapsang Souchong

Recommended Teas to Try