One of our collection of fine loose leaf tea from The Rare Tea Company. A Lapsang Souchong smoked using the resinous bark of the pine trees, as well as the fragrant wood. Deep, dark and strong this not for the the fainthearted. Picked, rolled, fired and then smoked, this tea epitomises hand-made orthodox crafting. In an age of artificial chemicals and flavourings these are real wood smoked leaves. Unlike the subtlety of our Lapsang Souchong, this tea is more of a Laphroaig than a Springbank.
Tasting notes: A rich, peaty black tea. The aroma is much like sitting by an open fire; smoky, warming and comforting.
IDEAL SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
Quantity: Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.
Temperature: For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water.
To enjoy this tea very strong and balanced with rich, full-fat milk, use water at a higher temperature (90 – 95°C / 194 – 203°F).
Time: Infuse for 1 – 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
ABOUT THE RARE TEA COMPANY
Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London. The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady), to source and supply the world’s best tea – direct from farmers and their tea gardens. Their aim is to benefit both the people who craft our tea and our customers who drink it. By always sourcing for quality over price they know they are bringing you the best tea possible; and by buying direct they know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers’ hands and not middlemen.
All of their tea is crafted by skilled men and women on independent farms for the best flavour, not the cheapest price. They buy harvests direct from farmers, not a commodity from brokers. This ensures the farm gets the best deal, not middlemen. The goal of the Rare Tea Company is to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for customers to appreciate tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.