Home > Teas > Black Tea >

Lapsang Souchong
Lapsang Souchong


According to the written record, teas have been produced in Fujian Province for well over 1,600 years. Growers currently produce five different categories of tea most of which originated in the province.

Lapsang Souchong*:

Brewing Suggestions
This well known and popular tea is a specialty of Fujian province where, after the leaves are oxidized, they are cured over smoking pine log fires - from which they take on their distinctively rich, malty flavor. This special process for creating the unique flavor of Lapsang Souchong is believed to have originated when, in a rush finish production, tea makers lit fires of local pine wood to hurry the drying of their leaves. The fame of the captivating smoky tea which resulted quickly spread and today Lapsang Souchong is enjoyed around the world. Imperial Tea Court's unique Lapsang Souchong is custom-produced to create a distinctively delicious balance of aroma, flavor, body and finish. A treat for Lapsang drinkers... and a revelation for those who aren't.

May be brewed in a regular teapot, gaiwan, or gong fu style in a small Yixing clay pot. Allow approximately 3 grams of tea per 8-10 oz of water, infuse in very hot, but not quite boiling water 90-95C (194-203F). for 2 to 5 minutes depending on desired strength. Re-steep by gradually increasing steeping time.NOTE: We recommend gong fu preparation only in a pot reserved exclusively for Lapsang Souchong since unglazed Yixing wares will quickly take on the strong aroma and flavor of this tea and impart them to any other tea varieties brewed in the same pot.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very good tea August 1, 2016
Reviewer: ROBERT STEWART from Berkeley Springs, WV United States  
I have bought this tea several times, and always find it be very good.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Another wonderful experience January 3, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Palo Alto, CA United States  
Another wonderful experience with Imperial Tea Court: finding the tea I want, ordering it, and getting it almost immediately.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Lapsang Souchong March 18, 2015
Reviewer: Sally S Taylor from Mill Valley, CA United States  
This is a gift to someone else so I have not had a chance to taste it.  I look forward to that.  I'm sure it will be as excellent as all the other teas I have gotten from Imperial Tea Court.

Was this review helpful to you?