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Lapsang Souchong aka Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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You might have had Lapsang Souchong Tea before – but you’ve never had it from tea farmer Huang Juan Hua from Chian’s Wuyi Mountains. For generations upon generations, farmer Hua’s family has taken great pride in carefully harvesting, curating and hand picking premium grade and organic Lapsang Souchong loose leaf tea.

Lapsang Souchong also known as Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is grown in the famed Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian province of China. The origins of this tea are shrouded in mystery every bit as dense as the fog on the slopes of the Wuyi. However, written records indicate that this smoky variety of black tea was first grown in 1604.

The tea leaves are smoked over smoldering wood, which gently imbibes them with notes of cinnamon, chestnuts, and fruit, along with an intriguing palate of more complex flavors. This tea is perfect for dry autumn or cold winter days when you want the warming effects of several glasses of scotch—without feeling as if you have just imbibed several glasses of scotch!

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How to brew Lapsang Souchong aka Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea tea

  • Amount of tea in grams
  • Temperature in °C
  • Temperature in °F
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  • Use: 4-5 grams or 2-3 tsp. of tea
  • Water amount: 1 gram of tea / 50ml of water or 1 tsp. of tea / 3 oz. of water
  • Time of day: Daytime after meals
  • Temperature: 90-95 °C or 194-203 °F
  • Brew: 3-4 times
  • First brew: 30 seconds
  • Subsequent brews: Add 15 seconds
  • Recommended tea set: Lu Yao porcelain or glass tea set

Lapsang Souchong aka Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea is also known as...

  • Lapsang Souchong Tea
  • Zhengshan Xiao Zhong Tea
  • Cantonese version of the name is Zing Saan Siu Chung
  • 正山小种茶

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2 people found this review helpful
Rating: Rated:5 stars!
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Yes! I am the first to review this awesome tea. I expected this tea to be bitter, but it had a surprisingly pleasent and light taste. Doesn't taste like black tea at all, I love it! The tea is a pretty red/brown see-through color. For anyone wanting to get into black tea, this is the tea for you. I've enjoyed the taste and will order more.

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1 people found this review helpful
Rating: Rated:4 stars!
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Light with a hint of raisins when you steep it longer. Lovely, highly recommend.

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1 people found this review helpful
Rating: Rated:5 stars!
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One of the most pleasant teas I've ever tasted. The smokey flavor is very light, and gives the tea a mild sweetness. This is not your run of the mill Lapsang Souchong. I'm going to dedicate a yixing teapot to this tea because I know I'll never tire of its great taste.

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1 people found this review helpful
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I love this tea! The price is good and it is far more subtler than other black teas.

  • from Saudi Arabia

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