Luxury black tea
Lapsang Souchong Tea
$9.25 – $33.50
Very popular among tea lovers, this black tea has a very specific preparation method. Smoked over a pinewood fire for a crisp, full-bodied taste, this tea has a remarkable aroma that will delight you with each sip.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Pour into your cup (though not recommended add milk and sugar to taste.)
Cold tea brewing method: This is generally not a tea that is consumed cold.
Did you know?
This special smoked tea has a distinctive flavor sometimes referred to as tarry, and is a special tea from Fujian province. The Fukienese word ‘souchong’ means sub variety – that is a sub variety of other black teas from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian. When Lapsang Souchong was first exported to western European countries and became famous on the international markets – it was no doubt due to the distinct aroma and flavor. Interestingly the best Lapsang Souchong is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi Mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea.
Legend claims that the smoking process was discovered by accident. During the Qing dynasty, an army unit passing through Xingcun (Star Village) camped in a tea factory filled with fresh tea leaves awaiting processing. When the soldiers left and the workers could get back into the premises, they realized that to arrive at market in time, it was too late to dry the leaves in the usual way. So they lit open fires of pinewood to hasten the drying. Not only did the tea reach the market in time, but also the smoked pine flavor created a sensation!
The method of production is as follows: The leaves are first withered over fires of pine or cypress wood. After pan-frying and rolling, they are presses into wooden barrels and covered with cloth to ferment until they give off a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are fired again and rolled into taut strips. Then they are placed in bamboo baskets and hung on wooden racks over smoking pine fires to dry and absorb the smoke flavor. When finished they are thick, glossy black strips, and produce a dark red beverage with a unique aroma and taste. It is generally consumed with sugar or milk. Depending upon one’s palate the taste can be light and intriguing or it can be heavy and overpowering. Lapsang Souchong tea is best described as an acquired taste.
At Tea Sante, our goal is to have you enjoy our quality loose leaf teas as soon as possible. That’s why we attempt to ship your order the same day it was received. Tracking numbers are provided for all orders within Canada so you know exactly where your order is at all times. We use expedient shipping; orders are packed and shipped usually within 24 hours (1-2 business days). We currently do not ship outside of North America. To view our return policy, click here.
Free shipping in Canada on orders over $80.
Free shipping in the United States on orders over $80
|Canada||Estimated Delivery Time|
|Ontario||1-3 business days|
|Quebec||1-3 business days|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 business days|
|New Brunswick||3-5 business days|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 business days|
|Newfoundland||3-5 business days|
|British Columbia||5-8 business days|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 business days|
|Manitoba||5-8 business days|
|Alberta||5-8 business days|
|Yukon||6-8 business days|
|North West Territories||6-8 business days|
|USA||5-9 business days|
À thé Santé, notre but est de vous faire profiter de nos thés en feuilles de qualité dès que possible. C’est pourquoi nous nous efforçons d’expédier votre commande le jour même où elle a été reçue. Des codes de suivi sont prévus pour toutes les commandes au Canada afin que vous sachiez exactement où votre commande se trouve en tout temps. Nous effectuons des livraisons rapides : les commandes sont emballées et livrées habituellement dans les 24 heures (1-2 jours ouvrables). Actuellement, nous n’effectuons pas de livraisons à l’extérieur de l’Amérique du Nord. Pour consulter notre politique de retour, cliquez ici.
Livraison gratuite au Canada sur les commandes de plus de 60$.
Livraison gratuite aux États-Unis sur les commandes de plus de 80$
|Canada||Délai de livraison prévu|
|Ontario||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Quebec||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|New Brunswick||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Newfoundland||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|British Columbia||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Manitoba||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Alberta||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Yukon||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|North West Territories||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|États-Unis||5-9 jours ouvrables|