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Formosa Lapsang Souchong

4 star average rating
3 Reviews Write a Review
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Rich and lusty, this smoky tea has a mellow aftertaste. A bit smokier than the China variety.

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Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Formosa Lapsang Souchong Reviews
4 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (based on 3 reviews)

  • Maybe OK, but not as rich as the Imperial.
  • 2 star rating
  • Patricia – AZ – November 21, 2020
  • I compared this with the China Imperial and much preferred the latter which had a richer, smokier-yet-smooth taste. I had been trying to find the closest thing to an old variety of Formosa Lapsang no longer sold by Upton Tea. My husband and I both clearly preferred the China Imperial. Using double the amount of tea might have helped.
  • Wow
  • 5 star rating
  • Etan – VT – September 19, 2019
  • Better and more nuanced than is human affection, and far easier to procure.
  • Wonderfully Smoky
  • 4 star rating
  • Shannon – MN – May 07, 2018
  • If you like a rich smoky cup of Lapsang Souchong, this tea will not disappoint. We enjoy a lot of this tea in our house. The only reason for four and not five stars is that I have to add more tea than any other that I steep. For 12 ounces of water I use two big teaspoons. For most other teas, I only use one. But, I am back for more!
Formosa Lapsang Souchong Review

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