Lapsang Souchong Butterfly #1
Lapsang Souchong Butterfly is a special smoked tea has a distinctive flavor sometimes referred to as tarry, and is a special tea from Fujian province.
The Fukienese word ‘souchong’ means sub variety – that is a sub variety of other black teas from the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian. When Lapsang Souchong was first exported to western European countries and became famous on the international markets – it was no doubt due to the distinct aroma and flavor. Interestingly the best Lapsang is produced in the nature preserve located in the Wuyi Mountains where the high mountains with thick pine forests and heavy mist provide the ideal environment for growing top quality tea.
Depending upon one’s palate the taste can be light and intriguing or it can be heavy and overpowering. Lapsang Souchong is best described as an acquired taste.
This tea is also available in our English branch here.