Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
Lapsang Souchong or Zheng Shan Xiao Zhon is considered one of China's strongest teas in terms of flavor and aroma. Its origin dates back to the early 19th century, in the Wuyi Mountains, in southwestern China. About 400 years ago, the first production of Lapsang Souchong began in the village of Tongmu through the use of Camellia Sinensis Bohea bushes.
Ingredients: 100% Smoked Black Tea.
Origin: Wuyi, Fujian Province, China.
Color: dark caramel
Aroma: smoky, strong, and prolonged.
Taste: pleasant, slightly smoky.
Produced in forested areas with a strong presence of fog, Lapsang Souchong tea was one of the first teas to be produced in Chinese territory. Its vitamin and mineral components will be superior to most of the black teas existing in China. This infusion is recommended as a complementary ingredient in cooking, especially with fish and spices. This powerful caffeine-rich tea contains a strong and long-lasting aroma obtained through brief woody touches from the sandalwood trees. Its smoky flavor results from the drying process in bamboo baskets and the smoking of the leaves with smoke from pine fires.
Currently, smoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea is exported exclusively to the West. More specifically, for the British territory. Locally, locals appreciate this type of unsmoked black tea.
Considered the favorite tea of Sherlock Holmes and Winston Churchill, it contains beneficial properties for digestion. To make the most of this plant experience, we suggest you consume Lapsang Souchong from a samovar in the morning. In addition, you can add leaves to flavor your soups.
The consumption of Lapsang Souchong can contribute to the increase of body energy, favoring its concentration. Thanks to its strong nutritional component, it can help to reduce cholesterol levels, diabetes, and even the weight loss process. Lapsang Souchong may contribute to improving blood circulation as well as treating inflammation. This smoked tea can delay the premature aging of the body, fighting the onset of degenerative diseases.
Water temperature: 95º
Infusion time: 3 to 5 minutes.
Recommended quantity: 1 teaspoon per person. Approximately 3grs/cup or 15grs/litre.
Method of preparation: put 2 to 3 grams of Lapsang Souchong in 250 ml of boiled water. Cover the container and let it rest for as long as necessary for the infusion. You can consume it immediately hot or let it cool down and consume it cold.
Store in a cool, dry place.