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Tarry Lapsang Souchong Superior

Tarry Lapsang Souchong Superior

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The smoky, deep and distinctive Lapsang Souchong is famous the world over, it originated in China many centuries ago. Today, Taiwan's tea producers have perfected the art of growing and processing Lapsang Souchong tea. Lapsang Souchong is often referred to as a 'tarry tea’, a texture and taste that is popular and sought after by tea connoisseurs.

Our Tarry Lapsang Souchong Superior is a highly aromatic leaf, similar to a smoky campfire; yet infuses a cup that is distinctivly smooth, like a rich black tea, topped off by light hints of signature smoked pine.

To create the refined smokiness, freshly plucked leaves are withered over an open fire to become naturally infused before being pan-fired to slow down the oxidation process, and then individually hand rolled. After rolling, the leaves are pressed and stored in wooden barrels, covered with cloths and allowed to complete their oxidation. After oxidation, the leaves are tightly rolled into strips and suspended in bamboo baskets over burning smoked pine, to further develop their signature rich smoked aroma and flavor.

Despite its full oxidation, Lapsang Souchong can usually be steeped twice, providing that the first infusion is light! Enjoy the smooth flavor of our Tarry Lapsang Souchong Superior, and discover a smooth classic with a unique taste!

How to make
a perfect cup of tea
1 TSP or 1 BAG
2 - 3 min
Black tea
Andrea Bush
June 2021
This is one of my top favorites, if not most favorite tea. This version is super smoky ! Very much like a Formosa Lapsang. If you like dark, rich powerful flavor. This Lapsang is it. Excellent iced. Much smokier than most Traditional ones. Its called Tarry for a reason ! Not for the faint of heart.
But a great coffee replacement and ive lost a ton of weight drinking this and Puerh tea. Just makes me not hungry. Great energy but no jitters. Best Lapsang Ive had. Be warned though, this one is on fire ! its so smoky. Will be buying THIS one many times. Oh and I got my order 2 days after I placed it on a Monday. ! WOW. So well packed too. Love this company.
March 2021
I had never tried lapsang souchong before, but heard great things about it.
I personally enjoy teas like Earl grey, and Yerba mate. I tend to drink my teas black, but will sometimes have a bit of oat milk. ( So if you have similar taste buds...keep listening...)

Now my first time trying this tea I must say I was a little put off by the smell. It really smells like a smoekhouse, a campfire, or liquid smoke. Now I am perosnally not a big fan of liquid smoke. I find it is over-used in a lot of vegan cooking and so that is why I was initially put off by the smell. THANK the tea superiors, it does not at all taste like liquid smoke.

This tea is so earthy and warming, and almost bourbon like, but so so smooth. It is the perfect tea to get your creatively flow going, and to feeling cool and refined while doing it.
Personal Favorite
October 2019
Rounded Deep smoke ,mellow & not sharp ..I.really love adding 1/2 tsp with my tsp of earl grey... like Fortnum and Masons Smokey earl grey which you can only get in England.
Darellynn Oo
August 2023
I decided to test a bunch of tea from TeaLyra so I ordered a set and brewed them all the same. For our test, 1 full teaspoon of tea was used and all were steeped for 3 minutes in a 50mL teacup. To test how well the smell and taste held up, I also included a second brew during our test.

Smells wonderfully smoky and strong. The taste however was quite weak compared to the smell. I cannot complain because, for a Lapsang Souchong, it is priced quite reasonably. I would pay just for the scent. The scent gets weaker with a second brew, but it is still present. Because the taste is weak to begin with, it does not hold up to a second brew. I would drink this tea regularly if I brewed it strong.

I rated this tea 8/10
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