Black Tea

McKeag's Lapsang N°520

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A Lapsang Souchong, smoked black tea from China

Love it or leave it! With its robust, smoky aroma and peaty depth, it's no wonder lapsang souchong is prized by its adherents as the whisky of teas. This southern-Chinese specialty has a good smoking over wood fires to thank for its distinctive, full-bodied flavor.

smoky, leather, earthy

  • Black tea (smoked)
Quantity Temperature Time
Quantity Temperature Time
2 tsp / 250 ml 90° C / 195° F 1st infusion 3 min.
2nd infusion 4 min.

The idiosyncratic flavor of smoke , earth and a hint of leather prompts Alexander McKeag to describe lapsang souchong as "a man's tea, deep and subtle and blended in some rugged place", in American author James A. Michener's historical novel Centennial. McKeag proclaims the tea to be "better even than whisky." Indeed, lapsang souchong matures well, just as fine whiskies, developing a soft, creamy flavor from extended storage. Originating from the famed Wuyi Mountains in China's coastal Fujian Province, some sources believe lapsang souchong to be one of the very first black teas. The tea leaves are smoked by exposing them to burning pinewood during production.

Customer Reviews

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Karolina
Love it!

My new favourite tea! Well balanced Lapsang great for the afternoon tea :)

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Olka
Good

Good smokey notes, I love it!

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LV
It's like Whiskey!

Holy smokes Batman! It's a smokey, smokey whiskey kind of tea, with a beautiful amber color. Did I mention smokey? Extremely bracing and strong - not for the faint of heart. With added milk it takes on an almost savory character. Great on its own but would probably be fantastic mixed into some English Breakfast tea to give it more character. Or any other tea, to be fair.

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Tobiasz
A smell your friends will hate and a taste you'll never forget!

One of the more delicate Lapsang I've drunk, nevertheless very fleshy! A good start for someone who has not tried Lapsang before and likes peaty whisky!

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Courtney
Good quality but a bit too light for me

I'm a big Lansang Souchong fan, and really enjoyed this tea. But I have to say I was hoping it would be a bit more full-bodied.

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