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Lapsang Souchong – our black tea that is smoke-dried over a pinewood fire | MDTEA

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Smoked Chinese Black Tea

Brewing Guide

Add 3g of tea to 220ml of water, infuse at 95°c for 3-5mins

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Lapsang Souchong – our black tea that is smoke-dried over a pinewood fire | MDTEA
Lapsang Souchong – our black tea that is smoke-dried over a pinewood fire | MDTEA
Lapsang Souchong – our black tea that is smoke-dried over a pinewood fire | MDTEA
Lapsang Souchong – our black tea that is smoke-dried over a pinewood fire | MDTEA

Product Description

Lapsang Souchong is a great divider. A love it or hate it, Marmite of the tea world. It has a very distinct flavour and aroma, which makes it very easy to identify but will make some sniff the air and others hold their nose. The distinguishing feature is the smokiness.

These teas are a speciality of the Fujian Province. Souchong means sub-variety and is a reference to the type of tea bush that grows in the Wuyi mountains in this province. The distinct flavour and smell are acquired by smoking the tea over pinewood. It has a true campfire aroma but with notes of whiskey and resin and even incense. The leaves are intensely black in colour and the liquid it produces is red/ orange like a rich marmalade.

There has been a question as to whether this tea is bad for your health due to carcinogenic properties. The truth is there is a very, very small element of this but you would have to drink a huge amount for it to be anywhere close to doing you harm. There are definitely more benefits than hazards to health, so if you are a lover of this tea, keep calm and carry on.


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  • Health

  • Hand-blended and packed in the UK.

  • Environmentally sustainable

  • Our blenders have visited over 130 tea estates worldwide to ensure we are using suppliers that have a proven track record of quality and systems management.
  • A major part of this is employee welfare. It also gives us control over the quality of the finished product.
  • Our blenders are certified by SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approved) ensuring we can apply strict employee welfare standards to our own supply chain.
  • Our teas come from estates that strive to produce the very best quality and as such will get a proper premium for their teas – a portion of which is reinvested in the health and welfare of their employees.
  • Every ingredient can be traced back to source.
  • All of our suppliers are screened, with thorough documenting of their processes, and audited where deemed necessary.
  • The majority of our suppliers hold accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and many of the large tea growers are also members of Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or involved in the Ethical Tea Partnership.
  • Our teas and infusions are blended and packed in – and delivered from – offices and a factory in the UK.
  • Both buildings were built to the highest possible energy efficiency standards. The office is built using locally sourced oak beams and handmade tiles.
  • Both also use a biomass boiler for heating, water and welfare facilities, with the boiler being fuelled by sustainable wood from the surrounding estate.
  • We do not use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable. We work with our stockists to re-use wholesale packaging as many times as possible.
  • Our fusu tea temples are made from plant-based materials.
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