Lapsang Souchong 正山小种
Lapsang Souchong 正山小种
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Lapsang Souchong
Tea type: Black Tea
Place of Origin: Tongmu Village, Wuyi Mountain
Characteristics: thick, rough-looking leaves; lustrous reddish black tea leaves, pale yellow-orange tea color
Taste: Rich aroma of pine smoke, sweet hints of dried longan
Effects: helps combat fatigue, cools the body, anti-inflammatory qualities, rich in antioxidants, anti-aging benefits, keeps digestive tracts functioning on check
Suitable tea set: Kung Fu tea set or special tea set for black tea (do not oversteep as black tea infuse quickly)
Brewing steps:
1. Preheat the teaware
2. Add in tea leaves, awaken the tea
3. Add in water
4. Pour the tea into cups, scent the tea’s aroma, and savour the tea
5. Allow the tea to brew for 2-3 seconds longer after the second steep (a packet of Lapsang Souchong can be brewed repeatedly for more than 10 rounds, it can also be made into milk tea according to personal taste)
Lapsang Souchong is the earliest black tea worldwide, and so also called "the ancestor of black tea". According to historical records, Lapsang Souchong was brought out of China in 1604. Once popular in the United Kingdom, it became a chosen drink for the British Queen and the Royal Family, and brought on the “afternoon tea” culture prevailing in Europe. With the steaming heat and smoky pine aroma ooze along the brick wall joints, gushing out flavorfully, a perfect cup of roasted tea is brewed with a sieve on top of it. In order to create its distinctive flavor of smoky pine and sweet aroma of dried longan, Lapsang Souchong must undergo such transformation for the flavor of the tea leaves to be fully activated.