Thursday, 25 October 2012

Lapsang Souchong Star - Davids Tea.

Last night looking through the china cabinet i found this little beauty.

So to celibrate the find  lets drink some Lapsang Souchong!
The Lapshang Souchong is from Davids Tea  here is their blurb on this tea: 
If you like single-malt whisky and fine cigars, then this is the tea for you. Most say it was invented when soldiers took over a tea factory in Xingun (Star Village) during the Qing dynasty in China. When they finally left, the workers had to dry their tea in record time to sell it at the market. In desperation they lit open fires of pine to speed the process, and wood-smoked Lapsang Souchong was born.


Amount:  5g  in 4oz teapot.  95c

First infusion:  45s

Pine smoke and dryness that  melds into a citrus finish.  lovely.

Second infusion 1:30

Less smoke  more citrus still nice

Third infusion:  2m

Light flavor coming to the end of this tea.

4th Infusion: 5 min

Mild flavor but still pleasant.  not much left in this tea.

Thoughts:   A perfect tea for today since there is snow on the ground.  its thick ans warm smokey citrus flavors blend well into something perfect for cold weather.


  1. Great Teapot! Lapsang Souchong is wonder winter tea, It's one of our favorites :)

    1. thanks I enjoy a nice smokey whisky so this stuff is great too.