Lotus Market Organic Lapsang Souchong (non smoky)
2020 Spring Harvest - Wuyi Mountains, China
The Lotus Market Lapsang Souchong tea is not pine smoked, as a traditional Lapsang Souchong would be. The unsmoked Lapsangs are a relatively new way of making Lapsang Souchong and only started being produced 15 years ago. A perfect choice for those who wish to try a Lapsang Souchong that carries a powerful aroma and strong flavours, while finding its traditionally smoky flavours overpowering.
Our Organic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea with no smoke aroma was harvested from naturally grown Bohea tea bushes at an altitude of 1400 meters in the Wuyi Mountains of Northern Fujian which are considered to be the birthplace of the first Chinese black tea, Lapsang Souchong. This Organic Lapsang Souchong Black Tea has been crafted and processed almost entirely by hand into a Lapsang Souchong tea with an exquisite flavor.
Unlike many other tea-producing areas in China, the tea trees in the Wuyi Mountain Scenic Preserve of Fujian Province of southeastern China are not cultivated in the plantation style. They are allowed to grow naturally wild in spacious groves (making them more difficult to pick), ranging in age from several years old to more than 100 years old, and elevations around 2500-3200 feet. This growing zone is strictly protected by the government, so absolutely no chemicals or pesticides are used.
2-3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil fresh, filtered water at 95℃. Steep for 2-3 minutes.
Appearance: Rusty Red
Aroma: Citrus Fruit, dried fruits, malty,
Flavour: Malty, sweet potato, fruity, caramel, honey, cacao,
Mouthfeel: Rich and satisfying mouthfeel with a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Please note, 10% of all Chinatown Collection sales will be donated to the Chinese Community Centre in London's Chinatown.