Black Tea, Fujian, China

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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J
J.S.

Super!!

M
M.
Sehr rauchig

Hat einen super rauchigen Geschmack, wer dass aber mag wird große Freude mit dem Tee haben

O
O.
Good

Good smokey notes, I love it!

G
G.
Awesome

The description on the box is correct - you either love it or hate it. I see why some people might not like it but it's worth a try. It has a very smokey taste (and the smell reminds of my favorite Texan BBQ restaurant). MCKEAG'S LAPSANG was the first Lapsang tea I had and I loved from the start. I tried one other brand but quickly came to McKeag's

L
L.
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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