This large-leaf black tea from the Fujian Province of China is carefully cured in the smoke of fragrant Chinese, resin-rich pinewood. This superior quality Lapsang is aromatic and uniquely flavourful. Its smokey characteristics and smooth taste compare to those of a single malt scotch. An enchanting infusion resulting in a bold, full-flavoured cup. Steeping Instructions: Use 1tsp of tea per 6oz cup. Steep for 3-4 minutes in boiling water.
David R. (Submitted on 27th Dec 2010)
As the title suggests, this tea is unlike any other if you haven't tried it yet. I get swept away into a time long ago of ancient battles, cannon-shot and the latent smell of gun powder. This tea's history is in battle. The smoke curing was accidental. The Chinese used fire to speed up the process of drying the leaves in the Qing era to meet the demand of troups far from home battling in the Fugian Province (known for it's Chinese Pine trees). The by-product would make its mark on tea drinkers ever more. Smoked tea? Who would have ever thought... and if you like this, try Lagavulin, smokey, aged scotch whisky.....yummy!