With centuries as one of the most exported red tea, Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong or Lapsang Souchong, has been forgotten for the last 10 years. More modern style red teas have increased their market share and it has become very hard to find authentic Lapsang Souchong. Our Lapsang Souchong is coming from the original birthplace and is made according to traditions with pine wood smoking.
Following in the steps of a long line of responsible tea merchants, Jing Tea Shop is proud to propose a batch of 5 year old lapsang souchong that we stored with great care. The good storage has paid off and the tea is offering a mellow full-bodied tea liquor with smoke aromas that have decreased to allow dried red fruits aromas to emerge. Good sweetness and good length. A model of tradition that will age well for 10 years or more.
Origine:Xing Cun, Wu Yi Shan, Fu Jian province Harvesting area: Tong Mu Guan Plantation altitude: ~600m above sea level Harvesting: Spring 2014 Tea varietal: Xiao Zhong
Yixing: Xiao Hong Ni Water temperature: 95-100C Storage: Drink now, store cool and dry for the next 10 years Food pairing: Caviar