CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A delicious premium lapsang with captivating heady bouquet and a delicious mild oak and pine fire finish.
Ingredients: Black tea
INGREDIENTS FROM: Fujian Province - Xingchun region
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Lux #1 Lapsang Souchong
INFUSION: Tending bright with reddish hues
Lapsang Souchong is produced in Fujian province in China. The process begins with freshly picked tea that is withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, and then rolled by hand. Once rolled, the leaves are pressed into wooden barrels and covered with cloth and allowed to ferment until they begin to emit a pleasant aroma. Once fermented, the leaves are rolled again into tight strips and then placed in bamboo baskets which are hung over burning pine boughs. As the leaves dry, they further develop their smoky flavor. The Lapsang process results in a tea with leaves that are thick, black, and glossy.