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Organic Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea 4 oz
Foojoy Organic Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea 4 oz
Foojoy Organic Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea
Foojoy Organic Lapsang SouchongSmoky Black Tea is a black tea from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian.
Leaves are processed over pine fires for a smoky brew.
Lapsang Souchang is distinct from 28 types of tea because lapsang leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavor. While second to green tea, black teas are still rich in antioxidants and recent studies show black tea also displays many health benefits. Stories state that during the Qing Dynasty, an army unit passing through the area delayed the annual drying of tea fresh tea leaves. Realizing it was too late to dry the leaves the usual way, open fires of pinewood were lit to hasten the drying. The true story is that the drying process was used to allow the tea to survive the long boat trip from China to Europe in the early 17th Century. This particular Lapsang has a strong smoky aroma but a rich but more refined and mellow flavor. Its smokiness is accompanied by the lingering and mildly sweet flavor of Longan fruit.
Organic Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea Directions
We recommend using clay or porcelain tea ware. Rinse teacup and teapot with hot water. Use about 1-2 teaspoons of tealeaves for every cup of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing. You may also enjoy it with milk and/or honey.
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