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temps d'infusion

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3-5 min

température d'infusion


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Time of day
Morning & Day


12-15g / L


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Lapsang Souchong tea: the smoked tea of the Wuyi mountains

Produced in the Fujian province in southeastern China, Lapsang Souchong tea originates from the Wuyi Mountains, which are on the UNESCO heritage list. Its recipe, which probably dates back to the 18th century, differs from traditional black teas in that after being oxidized, the leaves are dried on wood, then rolled and oxidized again before being dried one last time in bamboo baskets over a spruce fire. This is the secret of the smoky notes of Lapsang Souchang which accompany dark chocolate as well as barbecued and smoked fish.

The benefits and virtues of Lapsang Souchong tea

Like all black teas, Lapsang Souchong is rich in polyphenols and is appreciated for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Its regular and moderate consumption would have a positive effect on certain liver disorders and bad cholesterol, thus helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases. The presence of theobromine would play a beneficial role on the renal circulation and with it on theelimination of toxins. Like coffee, black tea, including Lapsang Souchong, contains caffeine which is known for its stimulating effect on the nervous system and the brain.

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How to prepare Lapsang Souchong tea?

The preparation of Lapsang Souchong tea is similar to that of all other teas, except for a few details. Unlike green teas, the temperature of the water must be resolutely high. This particularly fragrant, but naturally low in theine tea does not need to be rinsed before brewing and is usually drunk plain.

How much Lapsang Souchong black tea should I use?

To obtain a balanced and fragrant tea, please dose 15 grams of Lapsang Souchong leaves per liter of water. For a standard cup, you will need to fill your tea tongs or filter with 3 grams of loose Lapsang Souchong: that is 1 heaped teaspoon.

What is the ideal infusion temperature for Lapsang Souchong tea?

Some infusions require moderately hot water, but Lapsang Souchong tea requires water at 100°C. To prepare your tea in the right way and release its smoky notes in the best conditions, don't forget to scald your accessories, teapots and mugs before starting the infusion. After 3 to 5 minutes of infusion, the leaves will be fully unfolded and it will be time to enjoy your powerful and fragrant tea.

When to drink Lapsang Souchong tea?

Low in theine, Lapsang Souchong black tea can be enjoyed at almost any time of the day. In the morning, it goes well with the sweet notes of breakfast. At mealtime, it goes wonderfully with salty and spicy dishes. Particularly fragrant, this tea can also be included in the list of ingredients of certain recipes such as marbled eggs with Lapsang Souchong.

The advantages of Lapsang Souchong tea

Lapsang Souchong black tea, offered in bulk, is a guarantee of quality and has many advantages. In the opinion of all our customers, its price per kilo is much more economical than the price of tea in individual bags. Its packaging in resealable bags guarantees its freshness. To preserve its good taste over the long term, do not hesitate to choose our packaging in boxes for your Lapsang Souchong.

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