Lapsang Souchong

4.5 star average rating
6 Reviews Write a Review
The smoky flavor of a good Lapsang Souchong is unforgettable. This is an excellent example of this large-leaf variety. Mellow tea which is low in caffeine.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Lapsang Souchong Reviews
4.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (based on 6 reviews)

  • Great for smoking . . . duck!
  • 5 star rating
  • D.J. – TN – September 07, 2019
  • I’ve used this tea to smoke a whole duck several times, following Mark Bittman’s recipe. Turns out amazing! Also brewed a pot and served alongside the meat.
  • Campfire
  • 3 star rating
  • Marty – MO – January 09, 2019
  • I had never had lapsang souchong tea before and was not sure what to expect. It is extremely smoky and tastes like a campfire, or if you stirred a bunch of charcoal into a glass of warm water. If that's what you are looking for or what you'd expect, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this tea.
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Betsy – MA – January 04, 2019
  • I went to London in October of 2017 and experienced a lovely “tea” at Fortnum & Mason. I bought a Smoky Earl Grey, which included Earl Grey, Lapsang Soochong, and Gunpowder tea. I returned home and used this tea until it ran out, whereupon I started to make my own. I really enjoy the smoky taste of Lapsang Soochong with heavy cream.
  • Drinkning BBQ Smoke
  • 5 star rating
  • Will – ON – November 13, 2017
  • This tea is Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength in a tea. Unapologetically smoky with the bbq smoke filling up the room but the base tea is quite mellow and smooth. I am looking for a lapsang that is more on the campfire note like Lagavulin 16yrs so the search continues.
  • Pleasant Smokiness
  • 4 star rating
  • Lydia – GA – October 09, 2017
  • There's a mild pleasant smokiness to this cup. While some lapsangs can be forceful, this one has somewhat understated smoky characteristics and almost no bitterness. The aroma is excellent.
  • Enjoyably Mellow
  • 5 star rating
  • Dan – NC – October 06, 2017
  • A friend shared a sample of this tea with me and I couldn’t have been more happy! The smokiness gives this Lapsang Souchong variation the perfect edge without going too far. The underlying tea is mellow and flavorful - a perfect cup any time of the day. I quickly ordered a tin, and came right back to order a packet to fill it up again.
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