LAPSANG SOUCHONG - 原味正山小种

LAPSANG SOUCHONG - 原味正山小种

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Category: Oolong

Origin: Wuyishan, Fujian

Harvest: Spring 2018

This Lapsang Souchong was sourced directly from our farmer located in Tongmu Guan Muzha, Wuyi Mountains at an elevation of 1800 meters. This area is a national nature reserve, it is the origin and authentic birth place of Lapsang Souchong. Surrounded by dense pine forests, the high altitude is an ideal environment for quality tea. Tongmu Guan is forbidden to foreigners to prevent theft and smuggling of leaves from the ancient wild tea trees. Due to the age of these tea bushes, the roots have reached past the upper soil into the rocks below, and can access a broader mineral content than younger trees; thus providing additional flavor complexity that only Black teas from Tongmu Guan have.

Tasting Notes: This unsmoked Lapsang contains notes of natural rich aromas and flavors which includes pine resin, dried logan fruit & mineral freshness.

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STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS

Whole leaves can take a little longer to steep, but the taste more than makes up for it. 

Every tea is unique and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is to be used suggestively as a guide for brewing this tea, we think it's a good place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Please note: Rinse the tea in teapot with a quick application of hot water, discard the liquid immediately. Add additional hot water to start 1st steeping

Suggested Brewing Method: Gongfu style in a clay tea pot or gaiwan:

 3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

3 grams or 1.5 teaspoons per 6oz of water

 Boiling Water  212°F or 100°C

Boiling Water

212°F or 100°C

 increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep)

increments of 5 seconds (add 5 seconds to each additional steep)

 Re-steep up to 8+ times!

Re-steep up to 8+ times!