Our Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, or Red Tea in China, is very popular with our customers. It has a rich, clean taste offering a wide spectrum of floral and berry notes with natural sweetness and a malty undertone that makes this an easy tea to enjoy. The small, tightly rolled whole leaves and buds have a black sheen and yields a clean, bright and lively liquor with a warm aroma of sweet berries and honey and of course, there is no smokiness in this tea.
The original, authentic Unsmoked Lapsang Souchong (or Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong in Chinese) is totally hand-made with buds and young tender leaves that ate harvested in early May from Mr. Jiang’s tea garden which is located at an altitude of 1500 meters in Tong Mu Guan, Wuyi Mountains, a national nature reserve seen by Chinese tea experts as the core Lapsang Souchong Tea producing area. The tea garden is surrounded by dense pine forests, shrouded in heavy mist providing the ideal environment for growing premium quality tea.
Most Lapsang’s available in the West are the usual smoked version, but the most popular Black/Red Tea drank by the Chinese from Wuyi mountain is this unsmoked version.
This unsmoked version of Lapsang Souchong Tea is a traditional Fujian Red Tea, and has been very popular among our customers. It would also be a perfect choice for those who wish to try Lapsang Souchong while don’t like its strong smoky taste.
This is a very relaxing tea to drink specially in a late afternoon when you are exhausted from work and you just want to enjoy a nice cup of tea without thinking too much. It’s also a nice tea for drinking after eating oily food as it can wash away the oil from your mouth.