Each tea is like a fingerprint – no two are alike. Its farming conditions, harvesting, and preparation all coalesce to create a unique experience. That’s exactly what you can expect from our Lapsang Souchong black tea.
A Single-Origin Campfire in a Cup
This Chinese black tea is an experience all its own thanks to its preparation. After harvesting, the tea leaves are roasted over a pine fire. This gives them a distinctive aroma and taste. Upon opening your tea tin, you’ll notice the campfire notes. In the cup, look for coppery flavor tones.
Where We Source Our Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
Our Lapsang Souchong black tea is grown in the Wuyi Mountains in China’s Fujian Province. We pride ourselves on sourcing our tea from family farms that engage in ethical, organic farming practices. We believe where tea comes from and how it’s grown matters, resulting in an ethically sourced product that’s also a delight to drink.
Our Lapsang Souchong black tea contains no added ingredients. That means when you sit down to enjoy a cup, you’ll be able to enjoy all the complexities and nuances of this unique varietal and its distinctive preparation. Each variety of tea has its own aroma, flavor notes, and appearance. By keeping our Lapsang Souchong pure and simple, your tasting experience is just that – pure and simple, for maximum impact.
- Heat fresh, filtered water to a boil at 212°F (100°C).
- Add 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of tea to a diffuser.
- Place the diffuser in a cup or mug.
- Pour the hot water into the mug, completely submerging the diffuser.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
- Remove the diffuser from the cup.
- If desired, add milk, cream, sugar, or honey to taste.
- Let cool to your liking, sip, and enjoy!
Health Benefits of Lapsang Souchong Tea
Black tea’s antimicrobial properties can also benefit your gut by killing off harmful substances in your body. In doing so, it helps improve gut bacteria and your immune system functioning, as well as helping repair the lining of the digestive tract.
Reduce Bad Cholesterol
Excess low-density cholesterol levels in the body can lead to health problems like heart failure and stroke. Drinking black tea every day can help reduce low-density cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.
Potential Gut Health Benefits
Recent science indicates that the bacteria in your gut can play a significant role in your overall health. A healthy gut flora can help reduce your risk of developing conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and cancer. What you eat and drink impacts your gut health. The polyphenols in black tea can help you maintain a healthy gut by inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria and helping beneficial bacteria flourish.
Rich in Antioxidants
Black tea is rich in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Polyphenols help remove free radicals in the body and decrease levels of cell damage. They also reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic disease.
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