2019 Unsmoked Wild Lapsang Souchong

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Size
 Producer:

Chen family

Varietal:

Souchong

Season: 04/10/2019
Region:

Tong Mu Guan Village (桐木关)

Country: China

 

This is an unsmoked variety of the classic pinewood smoked Lapsang Souchong. By leaving it unsmoked, the Chen family hope to showcase more of the teas natural essence.

It is an excellent example of Chinese black tea, made from pickings of one bud and two leaves. Trees of around 40 years of age, which grow wild on the hillsides are used for its production. This lapsang has been harvested a little later than usual. Because of this, it has slightly thicker, hardier leaves than previous harvests.

The appearance of the leaf is long and wiry when dried, with a peachy scent. When brewed, this tea has incredible depth of flavour, with notes of ripe peach, giving way to a creaminess. It has a smooth malt note with zero astringency. This tea can also age very nicely under the right conditions.

WESTERN BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

2.5g

Water Volume:

400ml

Temperature:

90°C

Brew Time:

2-3 mins 
Infusions: 1

 

GONGFU BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

3g

Water Volume:

150ml

Temperature:

90°C

Brew Time:

0.5 mins 
Infusions: 7

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Plastic Free Packaging

We use plant based plastic pouches called cellulose inside our caddies and refill bags. These act as the perfect barrier to keep your tea fresh, but break down in just 12 weeks!

Packed By Hand

We carefully pack all of our teas by hand in the UK to ensure the highest level of quality control. Our packaging is also manufactured in the UK.