The smokiness of the ancient and world-renowned Lapsang Souchong is present here in this classic Lapsang direct from the Fujian province of China. The aromas evoke charred spruces, ash, smouldering campfires and cedar, with a full-bodied taste and long-lingeriness smokiness. The leaves of this tea are dried slowly over barkless pine fires for a less intense flavour, but it suffuses the leaves with a lingering smokiness. The tea is, however, soft and incredibly easy to drink with a surprisingly light-coloured liquor. As it has less caffeine content than other black teas, it can be drunk both as a companion to food (it pairs especially well with spicy dishes), and as an elegant after supper digestif.
Origin: Fujian, China
Tasting notes: Pine-smoked leaves give the dominate flavour over softer, fruit flavours