Friday, February 05, 2021

Lapsang souchong tea

Lapsang souchong (Zhengshan Xiaozhong) is a special black tea produced in the Wuyi (Bohea) Mountain area in southeastern. The Wuyi Mountains are located in northwestern Fujian Province, and contain the Huanggangshan, the highest peak in southeastern China, at an elevation of 2158m.

The tea is an ancient Chinese black tea, created by drying large tea leaves over smoky pine fires, resulting in a truly distinctive flavor.

Lapsang souchong from the original source is increasingly expensive because of increasing demand for this variety of tea, as Wuyi is a small area.

The tea is twisted leaf made from a few steps down from the bud. This rare long leaf gains its distinctive “tarry” flavor and smoky tang from the pine fires. Rich in taste and smoky aroma, it produces a deep red liquor when brewed. China Lapsang Souchong has a smokier taste and aroma than Hu-Kwa Formosan Lapsang Souchong tea.
Lapsang souchong tea

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