It is common for even rather strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong tea to lack the bitterness common with other tea varieties.
The story goes that the tea was created during the Qing era when the passage of armies delayed the annual drying of the tea leaves in the Wuyi Mountain. Eager to satisfy demand, the tea producers sped up the process by drying the leaves over fires made from local pines.
According to some sources, Lapsang souchong is the first black tea in history, even earlier than Keemun tea. After the lapsang souchong tea was used for producing black tea called Min Hong (meaning "Black tea produced in Fujian"), people started to move the tea bush to different places, such as Keemun, India and Ceylon.
Lapsang souchong (/ˌlæpsæŋ ˈsuːtʃɒŋ/; Chinese: 正山小種; pinyin: zhèngshān xiǎozhǒng), sometimes referred to as smoked tea (熏茶), is a black tea (Camellia sinensis) that is originally from the mountainous Wuyi region in the province of Fujian in China. It is distinct from other types of tea, as the leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, imparting a distinctive flavor of smoky pine.
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Not for the faint of heart! Lapsang Souchong Is a tea with a full-bodied, smoky flavour and a reddish liquor.
It is most frequently drank by ‘Lapsangers’ the outdoors, adventurous type. A strong, full-bodied, smoky flavour considered to be a 'man's tea', this is for those who like a strong, bold, robust cup.
Lapsang Souchong is one of the worlds’ oldest and most distinctive black teas.
Type - Black
Origin - Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province, China
Quick description- Souchong smoked over pine fire, smoky taste.
Temperature - boiling water (100°C or 212° F)
Time - 2–3 minutes