What is Lapsang Bohea?
Lapsang Bohea is an absolute favourite with Lapsang Souchong drinkers! Clean, sweet (Longan), smokey flavour with aroma to match. Our tea comes from the original Lapsang Black Tea farm in Tongmu Village and made to its authentic origins. This Lapsang tea is made with delicate tea buds and leaves, creating the dazzling flavours without the heavy flavours of the British style tea. It can be drunk with milk but our customers enjoy the tea as is with its multiple infusions.
What is Chinese Black Tea?
Tea farmers in China have a long history in making Green, Oolongs and Puer Tea but Black tea (or Red Tea) was a new addition for the Chinese tea farmers. Fujian province is the birthplace of Chinese Black Tea about 450 years ago. Yunnan is another province that is famous for Black Tea which includes Golden Buds and the ever affordable Golden Peacock Qimen county includes Sunrise Qimen, is located in Anhui Province, China where previously the tea was chopped during processing. In the past decade, they are now picking the tea early and processing beautiful whole leaf tea.
How to enjoy your tea
It is better to drink Chinese Black Tea without milk. However, milk can be added to a large number of Indian black teas. The Chinese tea is full of flavours and aroma which would be hidden in milk. The whole leaf black tea from China, allows you to use the leaves multiple times to extract the full flavour held within the leaves. Hot black tea is delicious with breakfast foods or sweet pastries. Black tea is very good as a stock for cooking risottos and slow cook meats. What not try this Black tea and Mushroom Risotto Black Tea and Mushroom Risotto
Location: Fujian Province
Tea Cultivar: Tongmu Qi Lan
Tea Master: Wu Jian Ming
Harvest Time: April
Teaware: 250ml glass, porcelain or yixing clay pot
Amount: 2 rounded teaspoons (3g) of tea leaves
Water: 100°C (boiling) filtered water
Infusion: First infusion at least 2 minutes
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