Lapsang Souchong

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Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Lapsang Souchong

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Lapsang Souchong
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Lapsang souchong, in Chinese zhèng shān xiǎo zhǒng (正山小种), is a smoked black tea. It is produced like black tea, but is dried over pine fires, allowing the smoke to impart a unique aroma to the tea. Lapsang souchong originated in the Wuyi Mountains, in China's Fujian province, but is also produced in Taiwan. There is great demand for this tea, which has led to its being produced widely in different regions.

Because it is made of larger leaves rather than top leaves and buds, and the buds and top leaves contain more caffeine, lapsang souchong (and other souchongs) tend to be significantly lower in caffeine than other similar teas.

Lapsang souchong has a strong smoky quality; the varieties produced in Taiwan are often described as being more smoky. Although the smoky aroma can be dominant, lapsang souchong is often described as mellow, mild, and subtle in comparison to other black teas. Tea drinkers desiring a slightly less smokiness but a stronger tea often prefer Russian caravan tea, a blend that includes lapsang souchong among other black teas.

Best Lapsang Souchong

The notion of the "best" Lapsang Souchong is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Lapsang Souchong

Brand:Twinings
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
47
7 Ratings
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Hu-Kwa Tea

Brand:Mark T. Wendell
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
3 Ratings
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Lapsang Souchong Organic Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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ZS90: Lapsang Souchong Black Dragon

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Lapsang Souchong Smoky Black Tea (Yan Xun Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong)

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Hu-Kwa Tea

Brand:Mark T. Wendell
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
100
3 Ratings
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Lapsang Souchong Organic Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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Lapsang Souchong

Brand:Twinings
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
47
7 Ratings

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