Old style of Chinese black tea smoked over pine traditionally from the Wuyi region of China. Souchong refers to the large leaves near the bottom of the tea plant, which do not have as many of the more delicate and sweeter properties of the leaves nearer the top. These larger, coarser leaves are taken and wrapped in bamboo and deeply smoked over pinewood fires. Lapsang Souchong tends to not get bitter with longer steep time, as with many teas. Famously favorite tea of Winston Churchill.
Steep 3-5 min at 210°F
smoky | rich | smooth