Lapsang souchong is a black tea originally from the Wu yi region of the Chinese province of fu jian It is sometimes referred to as smoked tea. Lapsang is distinctive from all other types of tea because lapsang leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavour.
Lapsang souchong's flavor is strong and smoky, similar to the smell of a campfire or of Latakia pipe tobacco. Another word to describe the taste is creosote, which should have a positive connotation. The flavour of the pine smoke is meant to complement the natural taste of the black tea, but should not overwhelm it.
Drinking it outdoors, especially after any intense activity. You may also wish to try adding a pinch of Lapsang-Souchong to a cup of English Breakfast blend to add a whole new layer of flavor notes to savor.
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