Lapsang Souchong #1
Lapsang souchong is a black tea consisting of Camellia sinensis leaves that are smoked-dried over a pinewood fire, this smoking is accomplished either as a cold smoke of the raw leaves as they are processed or as a hot smoke of previously processed. The intensity of the smoke aroma can be varied by locating the leaves closer or farther from the source of heat and smoke or by adjusting the duration of the process.The flavor and aroma of lapsang souchong is described as containing empyreumatic notes, including wood smoke, pine resin, smoked paprika, and dried longan, it may be mixed with milk but is not bitter and usually not sweetened with sugar. The aroma is a heady mixture of pine and hardwood smoke, fruit, and spice, the flavor is pine smoke with some dark stone fruit.
Black tea ｜ Fujian ｜ Complete fermentation ｜ Spring and Summer