The name "Lapsang Souchong" has several theories behind its origin. "Lapsang" is derived from the Fuzhou dialect, referring to the region where the tea was first produced, while "Souchong" translates to "small variety" or "small leaf" in Chinese, denoting the particular tea leaf used.
Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province
Despite its smoky and earthy qualities, Lapsang souchong tea also possess a subtle sweetness in their aroma. This sweetness reminiscent of honey or caramel, providing a balancing and harmonizing element to the overall scent profile.
100% Black tea leaves
Malty and smoky